Collaborate is a virtual classroom environment that allows faculty to present to dozens of students online. It includes screen sharing, video conferencing, recording, D2L integration, and live sessions. Collaborate is most commonly utilized within the Desire2Learn (D2L) learning environment through course shells. The tool can be access by clicking on the "People" drop-down menu on the navbar and selecting "Collaborate".
- First Time Users Configuration: Check your configuration to make sure you are able to run Collaborate.
- Blackboard Collaborate Online Orientation: Watch this short YouTube video for an introduction to Collaborate.
- Collaborate Knowledge Base: Browse the topics in the knowledge base for detailed procedures and introductions to Collaborate features.
- Collaborate Live Online Training: Free online training session are offered for Collaborate; check this event listing to see a schedule and sign up.
External Collaborate Accounts
External accounts can be used to access the Collaborate external site. These accounts are needed when Collaborate is being used outside of the virtual classroom, such as hosting an external workshop.
PSU faculty and staff can request a external Collaborate account by contacting the Helpdesk or using the Faculty Support Desk Request Form. Participants in Collaborate sessions do not need an account to join, they will simply click a hyperlink that is created for each session.
If you were unable to resolve your question by viewing this tutorial, contact the Helpdesk.