Blackboard Collaborate Original - Small Group User Template (UW-Madison)

Use cases and descriptions for using Blackboard Collaborate with small groups.

(Note: This is for Blackboard Collaborate Original only, if you are looking for help or information on Collaborate Ultra, go here
Small Group
:  (15 or less.)

Examples: Undergraduate Seminar, Graduate Seminar, Instructor Meeting, Dissertation or MA Defense, Advising Meeting/Online Office Hours, Review Session, Student Collaborative Work Space. 

Tools Needed: Video, Audio, Whiteboard, Application Sharing, Web Tour, Chat, File Transfer, Break Out Rooms, Polls, Timer.

Student or non-moderator Permissions needed: Whiteboard, Chat, Video, Audio.

Recommended Organization:  For small groups you can opt to either try to stay on top of permissions and other technical issues yourself, or have a second moderator to take care of the technical side while you deal only with the content.  Until you are comfortable with running sessions on Collaborate, we recommend that you have a second moderator if possible. 
To ensure the session runs smoothly, log-on 15-30 minutes early to set-up audio and video, enable permissions and load content.
(Note:  If you want to set up a collaborate session for students to use as a collaborative space without an instructor present, you will need to set-up the session to allow everyone moderator privileges on entry.)

For more in-depth explanations of the different Collaborate Tools, please visit the following website and click on the tool name in the index: