Workshop to demonstrate lecture recording and streaming with Blackboard Collaborate

A two-hour workshop Friday, October 30, will introduce participants to Blackboard Collaborate.

  • Do you want to record your regular lectures or stream them live online?
  • Do you want to create extra recorded resources for your students?
  • Will you be out of the city, but still want to have a live, interactive, online lesson?
  • Are you looking for a way to do online office hours that has all the value of a face-to-face meeting?

These are just some of the possibilities of Blackboard Collaborate, says Nick Baker, acting director of the Office of Open Learning. This software tool can be added to any course site and is free to use for all faculty and students.

“Instructors are using Blackboard Collaborate in a wide range of ways, from recording live lectures in class, or anywhere they have an internet connection, and making those available securely through CLEW/Blackboard to all their sections, to being proactive and creating mini-tutorials for students in areas they know regularly cause students difficulty,” Baker says. “Others are recording their lectures and making them available to students to watch before class, and then using class time to work on problems.”

Friday’s session will lead participants through the steps of setting up Blackboard Collaborate to try out its various features themselves. It will run 10 a.m. to noon in room G141, Erie Hall.

Register at For more information, contact Alicia Higgison at 519-253-3000, ext. 2008, or e-mail