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Training Resources - for Web Conference Moderators using Blackboard Collaborate

This collection of resources is for all Blackboard Collaborate moderators; whether you access Collaborate from Learn@UW, from Moodle, or directly from the web. Blackboard has a wealth of knowledge and information on their website, and we have also created documentation to support Collaborate web conferencing. This document provides you with links to some of the most useful information for Collaborate moderators.

Moderators in Collaborate

The person conducting a session is a moderator; for example an instructor. Moderators have access to all Blackboard Collaborate interface features, including the ability to grant moderator status to participants.

Click on the links below, to launch the Blackboard training document or video.
* Start with the starred items; then if you still need more information, you may want to check out the additional resources.

Title & Description

* Getting Started for Moderators Quick Reference Guide (PDF)


2 page PDF handout

This 2-page handout (PDF) highlights the main features of the Blackboard Collaborate interface for moderators.


* Overview for Moderators

Take a few minutes (9:53 mins) to review this recorded & archived Collaborate presentation covering: 

  • The moderator interface
  • Panel options
  • User profiles
  • Communication methods
  • Audio Setup Wizard
  • Keys to speaking
  • Live video
  • Chat
  • Understanding tabs
  • Managing participants
  • Permissions
  • Status indicators
  • The Whiteboard

Brief video


Essentials for Moderators

Searchable guide that includes the:most widely used features that moderators need to conduct Blackboard Collaborate sessions. (This guide is not comprehensive; see the complete guide, below.)

Searchable guide – HTML or PDF (You can download the 130 page PDF guide.)


Moderator's Guide

Searchable complete user guide for moderators.

Searchable guide – HTML or PDF (You can download the 334 page PDF guide.

Accessibility Guide for Moderators

This guide is written for Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing users with visual, auditory or motor disabilities. It describes the accessibility features in Blackboard Collaborate intended for these users.

Searchable guide – HTML or PDF (You can download the 72 page PDF guide.)  

* Web Conferencing Moderator Tools

Brief, focused topics for moderators presented in PDF or recorded format. Printable PDF handouts provide step-by-step instructions and show screenshots covering one specific topic.    Topics include:
  • Introduction to the Participants Panel
  • Using the Audio & Video Panel
  • Using Chat
  • Audio Setup Wizard
  • Loading a PowerPoint File
  • Using the Whiteboard
  • Introduction to the Whiteboard (recording)
  • Using the Polling Feature Wizard
  • Using Application Sharing
  • Introduction to Application Sharing (recording)
  • Using Web Tour
  • Introduction to Web Tour (recording)
  • Using Telephony

Printable PDF documents; quick reference brief documents and recordings.


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Keywords: web conferencing, Learn@UW   Doc ID: 22646
Owner: Kari J.Group: Blackboard Collaborate
Created: 2012-02-14 13:24 CDTUpdated: 2013-04-18 13:42 CDT
Sites: Blackboard Collaborate, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison