Information Services

Session Preparation & Checklist

Please read the advice and follow the BB Help links to ensure you are familiar with Blackboard Collaborate's functionality and tools before a Collaborate session.

This page should be visited one week prior to attending or hosting a Collaborate session.

Required Equipment and Software:

To join a Collaborate session you will need the following

  • Internet Access (broadband connection highly recommended)
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam (optional)
  • For the best experience, use Google Chrome or Firefox : Browser Support

Participants and Moderators can  join the session via Blackboard or Blackboard Instructor Mobile App.

Preparation Checklist

Test Room

The link below is a Collaborate Ultra Test Room.  You can test to see if you’re able to enter a Collaborate Ultra session before your actual session.




Additionally, please go through the checklist which is particular to your role within the Collaborate session:

As a Moderator send out the relevant checklist to session attendees:  You will need to edit the "Example: Instructions for Participants" Documentation before sending this to attendees/participants to your session.


Sample Etiquette Slides

Below is a sample set of PowerPoint etiquette slides for downloading. They can be edited using PowerPoint and loaded into any Collaborate Session.  This is a good way to outline how the session will be run.

If you require further assistance: