Information Services

Introduction to Collaborate

Information on roles and functionality in Collaborate as well as requirements for use and limitations.

Collaborate can be used by staff and students for one-to-one meetings; tutorials; student discussions; informal chats; or as part of Learn group work.

Video: Introduction to Collaborate

Please watch the video for an overview of the tools and key features of Collaborate.


Roles in Collaborate

Roles available to those taking part in a session and how they are assigned.

Functionality within a session

The functionality available in Collaborate sessions and how this differs by role.

Size limit on sessions

Sessions larger than 250 people must be arranged in advance.

Hardware and Software Requirements

To ensure you can access and participate in the session.


Information on presentations, closed captioning and screen readers.

Blackboard Collaborate - Data Retention Policy

Information about data retention and deletion using Blackboard Collaborate.

If you require further assistance:

Related Links

Creating and Accessing Sessions

Advice on Planning or Participating in a Session


Help and Support