Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing - Getting Started

This document provides useful information for new users of the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing service.


Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing can be used by instructors, students, researchers, administrators and other UW employees and affiliates for online meetings and sessions. A more detailed overview can be found in the Blackboard Collaborate - Product Overview document.

You can access both Blackboard Collaborate Original and Ultra via the MyUW portal Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can also be accessed through Canvas.


These are the two primary Blackboard Collaborate roles:

Training Resources:

Blackboard has a wealth of knowledge and information on their website, and we have also created documentation for web conferencing. These resources have been pulled together into handy collections to help you locate the most relevant information.

If you are new to Blackboard Collaborate, you should look at the following: