Blackboard Collaborate-Small Group Meeting Template
Use cases and descriptions for using Blackboard Collaborate for a Small Group Meeting.
Small Group Meeting: (Less than 6)
Examples: Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or otherwise ongoing Department Chair Meeting, Executive Committee Meeting etc.
Tools Needed: Video, Audio, Application Sharing, Chat, File Transfer.
Recommended Organization: For small groups you should take the first meeting to simply get all participants comfortable with the tool and its features so all participants can use all tools. Always select someone to "host" or be head moderator and actually run the meeting.
To ensure the session runs smoothly, log-on 15-30 minutes early to set-up audio and video and load content.
- Setting Up The Web Conference
- Setting Up Audio and Video
- Setting Permissions
- Using Application Sharing
For this scenario we recommend using google docs in Application Sharing rather than the whiteboard for any notes or agenda. To use google docs simply have the head moderator share their screen in Application Sharing and then pull up the google doc in a web browser. While the head moderator can arrange their screen so they can see both the video feed and the document, it works better if they use two screens, with Collaborate running on one screen and the google doc on the other.
- Using Chat
- Using File Transfer
- Using Telephony
For more in-depth explanations of the different Collaborate Tools, please visit the following website and click on the tool name in the index: http://library.blackboard.com/ref/8186b6cd-7e8e-46f9-9551-74ccf99d6fdb/index.htm