How to use the chat tool in Blackboard Collaborate
- (Note: This is for Blackboard Collaborate Original only, if you are looking for help or information on Collaborate Ultra, go here)
The Chat tool can function as a Q&A for large, non-participatory events. Non-moderators (students/attendees) can ask questions in the chat that the Moderator can then respond to either in the chat or through video/audio. To use the chat simply enter text into the text box and hit enter. You can also select emoticons by clicking on the emoticon icon in the text box.
There are two default chats, one general chat that everyone in the web conference can see and one that only the moderator can see. You can tab back and forth between the chats at the bottom of the Chat Panel.
You can disable the emoticons, manipulate font size, send announcements and adjust other chat settings by clicking on the “hamburger” button on the top right of the panel.
(For more on the Chat Tool click on the link, then find Chat in the index: http://library.blackboard.com/ref/3c5e63f9-3950-444f-85f3-1b0d759f084d/index.htm)