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Creating a Shared Blackboard Collaborate Session in a Course in Blackboard

Shared Blackboard Collaborate Sessions are ideal if you would like to share your session with multiple course sites. Creating a shared session will also create the session and post a recording (if available) in all of the courses that you select.

1) Click on the “Course Tools” link from the Course Menu.

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Image 1: Click on the “Course Tools” link to expand a drop down menu.

2) Click on the “Blackboard Collaborate” link inside of the Course Tools.

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Image 2: Click on the “Blackboard Collaborate” link inside the Course Tools drop down menu.

3) Click on the “Create Session” button to begin creating a new Blackboard Collaborate Session.

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Image 3: Click on the “Create Session” button to begin creating a new session.

4) Begin Configuring your new Session.

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Image 4: Start by giving your Session a name, Start & End Time. If you would like your session to repeat then toggle the “Repeat” radio button ON to configure it.

A. Session Name – Give your Session a Name

B. Start Time – Set the Start and End times for your Session.

C. Repeat – You can toggle this “ON” or “OFF”. If you would like to create sessions that repeat weekly/biweekly etc click on this option.

5) Make a shared Session and Share with Courses

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Image 5: Make the Session Type as “shared” so that you can select the courses that you would like to share your session with.

A. Shared – Click on the “Shared” radio button to create a shared session.

B. Additional Courses – Click on the “Additional Courses” box. You will be able to add courses that you are enrolled in. This will share the session with the courses that you select.

6) Finish configuring your Blackboard Collaborate Shared Session.

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Image 6: Finish configuring your Session. If you hover your cursor over the i next to each attribute it will provide you with more information.

7) Assign Moderators by clicking on the “Add Moderators” button.

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Image 7: By default the person creating the session is the only moderator in the Blackboard Collaborate Session. Click on the “Add Moderators” button to search for others users and add them as moderators.

8) Click on the “Save” button to finish creating your session.

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Image 8: Click on the “Save” button to finish creating your session.

Updated on November 20, 2016

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