Tool: Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate™ is a web-hosted collaborative learning platform. This tool re-designs the system and offers a level of engagement which makes trainees feel like they’re together in the same room, this is possible due to its conference and collaboration features.
Blackboard Collaborate participants can join a live web conference for online classes, meetings, one-on-one tutoring, group projects, office hours, and much more:
– view whiteboard content, including images, presentations and annotations;
– view shared applications and desktops;
– communicate with moderators and others via text chat and two-way audio;
– raise their virtual hand for questions or comments;
use emotions to indicate laughter, confusion, or approval;
-participate in breakout room sessions;
Blackboard Collaborate has been redesigned to make anytime web conferencing with your students simpler, easier, and more reliable. But Blackboard also offer services, analytics, and communication tools to support everyone’s learning.
Pricing information is not available on its website so if you want to know it, please contact the vendor directly
As it is a web application, you must have Internet access in order to use it. In addition there are some requirements that you must meet if you want to use its web conferencing, you must use the English version, only windows operating systems support all its features and Java 7o higher must be installed. Overall it is one of the most popular course management systems in education establishments today as it is efficient and effective to use.