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Creating a Collaboration Session
Blackboard's collaboration tools allow you to create and participate in real time lessons and discussions. There are two types of collaboration sessions. The Virtual Classroom allows students and instructors to participate in question and answer sessions, browse the web, and chat with other users. The Lightweight Chat contains only the chat feature.

  1. Logon to your course.
  2. Click on the Control Panel link.
  3. Click on Collaboration in the Course Tools section.
  4. Click the Create Collaboration Session button.
  5. Enter a name for the session in the Session Name box. (By default, Blackboard assigns a name to the session that consists of the course name and the date and time the session was created.)
  6. In the Schedule Availability section, select a Start After date.
  7. Click the End After box and select a date.
  8. Select whether you want to make the session available to students.
  9. In the Collaboration Tool section, select the type of session you want to create.
  10. Click the Submit button.
  11. Click the OK button.

Note: Lecture Hall, a Virtual Classroom session, and Office Hours, a Lightweight Chat session, are displayed by default. Click the Join Session button to enter the session.

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Need other services related to Blackboard?
Contact Ann Boisselle, Blackboard Coordinator, at Ext. 2462 or or visit the Distance Learning office in the Streeter Annex, Room S-178.