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Blackboard Collaborate is a comprehensive online learning platform that combines audio, video and web conferencing.  At UMB, Blackboard Collaborate is used by faculty for delivering online curriculum, by students participating in online courses and by other members of the campus community for hosting and participating in online web conferencing and meetings. 

HIPAA Warning:

While the Blackboard Collaborate tool is ideal for sharing a vast array of information, including multimedia and images, the Blackboard Collaborate Web conferencing system is not meant to be used to discuss, share, or record Protected Health Information.

  • Faculty and students access Collaborate through their respective Blackboard courses.  Administration, staff and other non-curricular meeting organizers access Collaborate through the Session Administration System (SAS).
  • If you are new to Blackboard Collaborate and need asstance obtaining an account/access, logging in, etc. the Collaborate Support page has information to assist you.
  • Learning to use Blackboard Collaborate?  The Collaborate Training page has a lot of online training videos and documentation to help you get up to speed.

Bb Collaborate Scheduled Maintenance occurs every Thursday from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM EST and every Saturday from 10:00 PM to Sunday 2:00 AM EST.
Users of Collaborate should avoid holding any type of web/voice conferencing during these time periods.