Setting up Collaborate in Course Groups

This guide will detail how to set up Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard course groups. Each group has access to a single Collaborate room, and instructors can control whether or not students are able to create and view recordings. For general information on creating course groups, please refer to the chapter on managing course groups.

Enabling Blackboard Collaborate for Course Groups

When creating or editing individual group or group set properties, check the option labeled Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to allow students in that group to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The radio buttons below allow instructors to permit or deny the ability of students to record their own sessions.

Opening Collaborate Rooms in Groups, Part 1

To access Collaborate rooms in a Group:

  1. Click on the Groups link in the course menu (or from Users and Groups>Groups in the Course Management area)
  2. Click on the name of the group you would like to access.

Opening Collaborate Rooms in Groups, Part 2

To access Collaborate, click on  the Collaborate link under Group Tools.

Joining the Group Room

  1. To join the group room, click the Join Room button.
  2. Group room recordings will appear here, if the option to record is enabled.