Blackboard Collaborate™ has been integrated into UoNline to facilitate seamless scheduling and access to collaboration sessions in Blackboard Learn teaching course sites.

Blackboard Collaborate™ technology delivers an open, education-focused online collaboration platform that allows staff and students to communicate in real-time using the following suite of tools:

  • Web Conferencing

    Gives you the functionality you need to support a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording.

    Trimester 2 : The Web Conferencing tool will be piloted during Trimester 2. If you are interested in using this tool in your Trimester 2 course, please contact the e-teaching support team at uonline@newcastle.edu.au to discuss and/or arrange suitable training.

    Semester 2 : The Web Conferencing tool will be available for use in all teaching course sites from Semester 2 onwards. Training sessions will be scheduled and advertised via the Centre's Workshop Schedule page.

  • Mobile Collaboration

    Give students the information they want, the connections they crave, and the personalisation they demand—on the go! Students can join live classes from their iPhone or iPad, interact via text chat and two-way audio, view whiteboard content and shared applications, use emoticons, hand raising, polls, and breakout rooms as well as stream or download recordings to any mobile device.

  • Instant Messaging

    (coming soon)

    Allows institutions to create a learning network to support office hours, meetings and desktop video conferencing. With Instant Messaging, students and instructors can easily see who’s online and available so they can instantly communicate with peers, colleagues, and experts.

  • Voice Authoring

    (coming soon)

    A voice authoring component that facilitates vocal instruction, collaboration, personalised coaching, and assessment. Easy podcasting allows instructors to create instant lectures and notes, while voice recordings provide thoughtful, quick feedback to students. Voice discussion boards enable students to more thoroughly discuss meaning and content. Voice authoring supports traditional communicative styles of language learning by giving students multiple methods of speaking, writing, and listening to foreign languages - all online!


Watch This! - Mobile Collaboration Overview (video)

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