Blackboard Collaborate Western Faculty

This area will be used to store information for Western faculty about using Blackboard Collaborate in the classroom. You can post questions here and I will continue to add information, documents and updates.

Training Document

The Blackboard Collaborate Instructor Training document is a PDF you can download. It includes:

  1. Tips for getting started
  2. How to use your Student Account
  3. Tips for using Collaborate
  4. Learning Strategies and Suggestions for Collaborate
    This is a great resource I used for the learning strategy section: http://teaching.uncc.edu/instructional-methods/best-practices-summary
  5. Links to the Blackboard Collaborate “How to”/Help sections on each tool. Many of these tools include videos.

Intro Videos for Students

The following videos were created to introduce students to the Collaborate platform.

These videos are pretty rough so please provide me with suggestions on what else to include or if you have a better idea on how to create them!

Suggested Equipment List for Collaborate

Instructor Microphone

Radio Shack Wireless Lapel Microphone System Model # 3201257

https://www.amazon.com/RadioShack-Wireless-Microphone-System-32-1257/dp/B0077B9RJK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487712140&sr=8-1&keywords=Radio+Shack+Wireless+Lapel+Microphone

Cable to connect microphone system to computer

 3.5mm Mono Male to 1/4 IN Mono Male – 6 FT

http://www.showmecables.com/Search.aspx?q=%223.5mm+Mono+Male+to+1%2f4+IN+Mono+Male+-+6+FT%22
www.showmecables.com

Classroom Microphone for class discussions

MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone

https://www.amazon.com/MXL-AC404-USB-Conference-Microphone/dp/B001TGTDFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1487712466&sr=1-1&keywords=mxl+ac404+usb+conference+microphone

Camera           

Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Widescreen-Calling-Recording-Desktop/dp/B006JH8T3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1487712521&sr=1-1&keywords=Logitech+c920+HD+Pro+Webcam

Amazon Basics 60” Tripod with case

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-WT0352G-Lightweight-Mini-Tripod/dp/B00M78G2VO/ref=pd_bxgy_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00M78G2VO&pd_rd_r=TYGECMR7FX1YY98QV47M&pd_rd_w=ng7mX&pd_rd_wg=Pv3J6&psc=1&refRID=TYGECMR7FX1YY98QV47M

Recording of 8/29/17 Session

https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/766c9cac9e2f4886805d2f2e32747439

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