Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool widely used to deliver seminars with features to chat among audiences plus a variety of collaborative and interactive features. Instead of conducting a remote lecture in a virtual classroom, innovative uses of Collaborate in a face-to-face class are revealed. In a computer lab where the environment does not favor a face-to-face lecture, Collaborate is used to webcast the presentation to connect nearly hundred students.Blackboard Collaborate provides a platform to create and enhance active, collaborative and interactive learning experiences where students interact with peers and instructor by using a variety of features. With the use of a blended learning approach and Collaborate, a large number of students could engage in interactive activities easily. With the aim of improving students' learning experience by improving satisfaction, motivation, and engagement in various learning activities and thus improve overall academic performance.
Presenters: Pauli Lai