Mar 202013
 Posted by on March 20, 2013

Are you looking for a way to help your students at a distance? Do you ask your online students to prepare presentations? Have you ever thought about recording a mini lecture that includes video, audio and what is happening on your desktop? Or maybe you would like to bring someone to a meeting virtually, perform a job interview, teach synchronously at a distance, record review sessions or tutorials and/or have “virtual” guest speakers in your classroom.

You can do all of this and more with Blackboard Collaborate.

If you attended the Blackboard Collaborate session on Faculty Workshop Day, then you have seen some of the powerful tools in this program at work. The program is easy to learn and we can teach it to you face-to-face or at a distance.

For a one hour introduction to Blackboard Collaborate, please see the training schedule below.

Online training from your office or home:  this is the most authentic way to learn about desktop video conferencing because you will actually be using the application from your office or home. Requirements for this version of training would be a webcam and microphone. If you would like to participate in training from your office or home and do not have a webcam (optional) or microphone, you may sign them out from the Center for Distance and Online Learning.

Face-to-face training — please register 24 hours in advance of the date you select. E-mail Mark Petersen at and let me know which day and time you plan to join me from your home or office.

Tuesday, March 26 at 9 a.m. at your house or office!
Wednesday, March 27 at 9 a.m. at your house or office!
Friday, March 29 at 9 p.m. at your house or office!

You can also schedule your own face-to-face, one-on-one or group training.

E-mail Mark Petersen at I can work with an individual or a group at a time that is convenient for you.

I am looking forward to working with you!