Blackboard Collaborate

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SJSU has licensed the Blackboard Collaborate interactive learning tool for use by the campus. To set up a Blackboard Collaborate session, you will need a moderator account. Moderator accounts are available to faculty and staff.

Contact Alfred Eclipse of the Academic Technology Network to get a new SJSU Blackboard Collaborate Moderator Account. His email is, Telephone - 408.924.2677.

What is Blackboard, and What it Takes to be a Successful User

Blackboard Collaborate is interactive, information sharing software that includes audio, web video and application sharing, utilizing a real-time e-Learning and web collaboration environment accessed through a web browser. This enables instructors and students/participants to interact and collaborate in real time to add synchronous content to asynchronous distance learning or combine blended online/on-site learning activities. It engages more people in more ways to promote active learning and improve student performance. For more information, visit the Blackboard Collaborate website.

Successful usage of Blackboard for both instructor and students/participants benefits from an understanding and knowledge of and practice with Blackboard's system interface/process. Therefore, it is highly recommended to do the following before embarking on Blackboard Collaborate use:

For a tutorial on using Blackboard, click here or attend one of the Center for Faculty Development sessions.

Visit our Knowledge Base/Resources page for more information on using Blackboard.