Class Collaborate is a virtual classroom embedded in Blackboard Learn.

Announcement: On August 10, 2023, Class Collaborate will be deactivated in Blackboard. This change does not affect the Blackboard Learn system, only the virtual web conferencing tool, Collaborate. Instructors and program managers should download any needed recordings from Collaborate by August 10, 2023. CIT suggests instructors use Zoom or Teams for synchronous class meetings and Panopto for lecture capture.

Class Collaborate (formerly Blackboard Collaborate) is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. It opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Instructors use Class Collaborate to engage their entire class or provide personal attention through group discussions and one-on-one student hours. Class Collaborate is one of several virtual meeting tool options; UA instructors and students also have access to Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Class Collaborate Guides and Resources

Visit the CIT Knowledge Base for step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Student Resources

Collaborate for Participants

Instructor Resources

Collaborate for Moderators

Class Collaborate Support

Technical and access issues

The Center for Instructional Technology provides technical support for Class Collaborate use at UA. Contact CIT for Class Collaborate help.

UA Online instructors and students should contact UA Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Class Collaborate and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.

Class Collaborate Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Class Collaborate and other UA instructional technologies.

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series

Ongoing free webinars from Blackboard.