Information Services

Blackboard Collaborate for Students

Information on Blackboard Collaborate specifically for students.

What is Collaborate?

Collaborate is the University supported virtual classroom/meeting service. Collaborate is used at the University for online teaching, virtual office hours, one-to-one meetings, tutorial space, student discussions or informal chat. It is integrated with the University VLEs (Learn and Moodle) and MyEd.

Collaborate is available to all students. Students can schedule Collaborate meetings via MyEd and can invite people from within or outwith the University to a Collaborate session; they do not have to be members of the University.

To find out more about creating a Collaborate Session via MyEd please see the link below:


To join a Collaborate session you will need the following:

  • Strong Internet Access (broadband connection highly recommended if possible)
  • For the best experience, use Google Chrome: Browser Support

  • Headset (recommended)

  • PC/Laptop or mobile device

Accessing Blackboard Collaborate:

You can access Collaborate either via your desktop/laptop or a mobile device:

Mobile Access

Please see Session Preparation & Checklist for further information about accessing Collaborate via your desktop/laptop:


Where to find help

BB Help : Collaborate for Students

If, after following the above steps you still need help, please use the link below to contact the IS Helpline, quoting Collaborate in the subject line.