Blackboard Collaborate Original - Large Group Information Dissemination User Template (UW-Madison)

Use cases and descriptions for using Blackboard Collaborate aimed at a large group, lecture style event.

(Note: This is for Blackboard Collaborate Original only, if you are looking for help or information on Collaborate Ultra, go here

Large Group, Non-Participatory
: (Large group, 15 or more.  Non-Participatory, indicates minimal feedback and active participation from students/non-moderators, i.e. you do not plan on using break out rooms or polls with limited non-moderator use of audio and video.) 

Examples: Information Session, Undergraduate Lecture, Software Demonstration, Guest Speaker/Lecture, Student Presentations.

Tools Needed: Video, Audio, Whiteboard, Application Sharing, Web Tour, Chat, File Transfer.

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

Recommended Organization:  For large groups it is best to have at least two moderators at all times. One moderator to host and coordinate the content of the session (whether that be a single lecture, a number of presentations, etc.) and another one to help participants with any technical issues, field questions via chat and/or queue questions for the presenter or chairperson.
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: