Collaborate (Blackboard) - Help for Students

Visit the Collaborate homepage on the Digital Education Systems Help website for guides to help you use Collaborate. You will also be able to search for answers if you're not sure which guide you might need.

Links to some of the how-to guides available on the website are also provided below:


Using Collaborate, How to use Collaborate

Need more help?

Make sure you are logged in to this website ( when viewing this page. You should then see additional support options, such as the ability to open an IT ticket and, where relevant, submit related requests for specific help.

What is Collaborate?

Collaborate is web based online interactive session platform. It includes audio, video, text chat, an interactive whiteboard, PowerPoint display, application sharing, breakout rooms, polling and session recording. It can be accessed using a web browser on desktop PCs and laptops, and via iOS, Android and Windows devices.

It is one of three virtual classrooms used by the University for online teaching, (the others are Microsoft Teams and Zoom). You will be advised by your tutor if you are expected to use it to access some of your teaching.

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