Information Services

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate

Information on Blackboard Collaborate, the University supported virtual classroom/meeting service integrated with Learn, Moodle and MyEd.

Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom/meeting tool which comprises audio, video, interactive whiteboard, PowerPoint display, application sharing, polling, breakout rooms and session recording.  Blackboard Collaborate is the newest version of the university supported virtual classroom and meeting tool.  Blackboard Collaborate have redesigned Collaborate to give users a better teaching and learning experience – the Ultra experience.  

Collaborate can be used by staff and students. It can be used for a one-to-one meetings, tutorial space, student discussions or an informal chat. Collaborate is integrated with the University VLEs (Learn and Moodle) and MyEd.

Collaborate via Learn and Moodle

Collaborate via MyEd

Video: Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate

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


There is face-to-face "Introduction to Collaborate Ultra" training available from the Digital Skills team  via event booking in MyEd.  This face-to-face training is aimed at new users.  Blackboard Collaborate is very similar to the previous versions of Collaborate  so previous users should find the information they need on updated webpages and the Blackboard Help webpages.

Collaborate-alerts mailing list

If you use Blackboard Collaborate, we recommend that you join our low volume mailing list for alerts and news about the Blackboard Collaborate service.