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Contact Instructional Design:

Bryan Campus
Jean Anderson
Bookstore Building (G)
Room-234 979-209-7486

Brenham Campus
Arts & Sciences Bldg.
Linda Reed
Arts and Sciences Room 211

Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)! Web Conferencing Software

What is Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate)?

Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) is a Web-conferencing software that allows instructors to conduct a live "Web meeting' with students. This software incorporates video, audio, desktop and file sharing to create an online classroom for collaboration in real-time via the Internet.

To learn more about Elluminate please visit the following web addresses.

How do I get started using Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing software?

Two options are available:

Setting up a Session via eCampus

Setting up a Session via the Web

How can I use Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) with my online or face-to-face class?

  • Use the private room option to conduct live office hours that included audio, desktop sharing, text chat, and/or whiteboard content.
  • Conduct live class lecture sessions or meetings.
  • Allow teams to conduct live meetings in breakout rooms.
  • Use private rooms to tutor students with the desktop/application sharing features.
  • Have students meet for live presentations such as individual speeches or group presentations.
  • Meet with students to work on oral presentations and/or pronunciation of terms. This is frequently used in language classes or technical programs where correct pronunciation of terms is a required element.
  • Conduct a 'live court session'. Subpoena your students to appear and conduct the session in this live format.
  • Record sessions so students and instructors may playback content for peer-review and grading purposes.

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