Collaborate is the name given to the centrally supported ‘online meeting’ service.

Collaborate sessions can be managed entirely via a web browser with no need for client downloads. They can be scheduled via MyEd (useful for support staff and anyone who isn’t attached to a Learn course) or via Learn or Moodle (useful for course organisers / tutors wanting to host an online session with their students).

When scheduling the session, you can select to record the session for others to access after the event. You can also enable downloading of the recording to give you greater flexibility as to where to host the recording (you may want to upload to Media Hopper Create for example).

The most up to date and comprehensive list of supported browser/operating system combinations can be found here: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Moderator/Get_Started/Browser_Support.

Please pay special attention to the above if you use NHS IT equipment as the browser versions used differ from those used at the University and older versions may not be compatible.

Further information can be found on the UoE website here. If you’d like help with scheduling, accessing or hosting an online session, please get in touch.


Get in touch

lt-support@inf.ed.ac.uk


Related links

Information Services support pages

Moderator Session Checklist

Example email invite to participants of Collaborate Session (21.4 KB Word)

Example: Instructions for Participants to be sent by Moderator (70.04 KB Word)

Participant Collaborate Session Checklist (84.35 KB Word)

Suggested Intro Slide (PDF)

Suggested Intro slide (Powerpoint)

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