Video Conferencing

Blackboard Learn Ultra and Original connect to multiple real-time video conferencing tools that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

New faculty will need to log in to with their CaneID (SSO:Single Sign-On) to activate their Zoom account before using it in Blackboard.

Video Conferencing Tools (Zoom, Teams)

Zoom Meetings and Microsoft Teams are solutions designed specifically for teaching and learning. Sharing information is always a priority in education. As learning moves progressively online, there are many advantages to using Video Conferencing including these.

  • Synchronous communication (live)
  • Asynchronous via recording
  • Audio and video
  • Chat to communicate and foster engagement
  • Share content through file sharing, web pages, or video
  • Use the whiteboard to present information and foster engagement

Using Video Conferencing in your Course


Note: Kaltura is the long-term storage option for all Zoom cloud recordings.

Tutorial Course Experience
Zoom in Blackboard Original & Ultra
Sharing your Screen Original and Ultra
Recording Original and Ultra
Access Cloud Recordings in Kaltura Original and Ultra
Zoom - UMIT Tip Sheets Original & Ultra
LPT Video Playlist Original & Ultra
Zoom Learning Center Original & Ultra

Microsoft Teams

With this integration, you can automatically create a team based on your class roster, upload class materials, set up a class notebook, start a video conferences, or chat. 

Tutorial Course Experience
Microsoft Teams in Blackboard Original
Microsoft Teams Meetings in Blackboard Original
Microsoft Teams Classes in Blackboard Ultra
Microsoft Teams Meetings in Blackboard Ultra
Microsoft Teams Meetings (Student) Original/Ultra
Microsoft Teams Classes (Student) Ultra
Microsoft Teams YouTube Ultra
Microsoft Teams for Education Ultra


You will need to activate your Zoom account with the University of Miami before using it.

Activate your Zoom account

  • Log in to with your CaneID (SSO:Single Sign-On) to activate your Zoom account.