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Watch the Skill Builder Collaborate webinar recording (September 2019)

To maintain the highest continuity of service possible during COVID-19, Blackboard disabled certain non-essential features in Collaborate that can impact overall system stability. These features are:

  • Timer (a countdown timer that helps with classroom time management) 
  • Chat typing indicator (a visual indicator that someone is typing but have not yet completed their thought. The chat feature itself will still be available.) 
  • Netstats indicator (a visual indicator of connection quality next to each user)  

About the feedback indicators

Feedback appears with an attendee's profile picture on the main stage, in the Attendees panel, and in Chat. After 30 seconds the feedback disappears. The Away status stays until the student returns and select I'm back!

A summary of the feedback selected appears under the panel heading. It shows the current feedback with a count of attendees using it. You can sort the attendees by feedback in the Attendees panel. For example, if you want to know who is happy about what was said, select Happy under the Attendees heading. Only those who are happy appear.