**NEW** The new Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is now available for all faculty and staff at NIU! Collaborate has been completely redesigned to make anytime synchronous collaboration simpler, more reliable, and more enjoyable with exciting new features like:
Blackboard Collaborate is a comprehensive online learning and collaboration tool designed specifically for education. It is already part of your Blackboard courses and organizations at NIU. Faculty, staff and students can create live sessions easily and free of charge, and engage an interact for teaching, learning and other purposes. You can create a session from a course, a community or even a direct session!
Blackboard Collaborate helps you to create virtual classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces that open more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions through online, blended, and mobile learning. It helps to open up all-new aspects of real time, or anytime, learning to engage more faculty, staff, students and guests and improve outcomes. For first time users, click on the one-time only System Requirement check. Blackboard will let you know if you have everything you need to get started. The process is simple!
The possibilities for live online collaboration and communication are endless! Check the information below or contact Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for additional information and training schedule.
Last updated: 04/21/2015