Web Conferencing at Western

Blackboard Collaborate (bbc) is the web conferencing system at Western.  bbc provides a comprehensive online teaching and learning environment.  Through its collaborative platform, designed specifically for education, it enables interactive learning experiences and engages participants on an unprecedented level. The system requires a Java-enabled Internet browser as well as an Internet connection to run.  Using bbc does not require any knowledge of web page creation. 

Why use Blackboard Collaborate?

bbc allows instructors and students to interact with one another regardless of location.  Participants are able to have real-time discussions and interactions through video, audio, text, and content sharing.  

Some features include:

  • Simultaneous Video
  • Conferencing Application
  • Sharing Web Browsing
  • Collaborative Whiteboard Interactions
  • Breakout rooms for smaller group discussion
  • Recording/Archiving Capabilities
  • Surveys and Simple Assessments

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