There are several different roles in Blackboard Collaborate. See → What are the different roles in Collaborate?
If you want students to share and lead a discussion during the Collaborate session, the best role would be presenter. If there is another instructor during the session, their best role may be moderator.
Before or During a Live Session:
To promote a participant to any of the roles mentioned above, before or during a live session, once members have entered the Collaborate room, complete the following steps:
In your Collaborate session, locate the icon with two arrows / chevrons on the bottom right hand corner to open the Moderator Controls.
Click on the participant list.
Locate the participant you wish to promote.
At the far right of their name is an icon with three dots in it. Click this drop-down menu icon.
- Click on which role you wish to promote the participant.