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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is NOVA’s current e-conferencing system. It is a Java-based Web conferencing application that assists with interactive online instruction, office hours, assignment discussions or projects and meetings. Blackboard Collaborate provides real-time two-way audio, application sharing, Web browsing, white-boarding and text chatting.

Blackboard Collaborate can be used:

  • within your Blackboard course or
  • for online meeting rooms for participants within and outside of NOVA.

Additional support and information is available on the Blackboard Collaborate site by clicking on the button below and Tutorials in the tabbed section.

View Collaborate Overview



Java and the JNLP File

Blackboard Collaborate utilizes Java for each session and to playback recordings. Each time you enter a session or playback a recorded session, you will be asked to run a JNLP file. You must run this file or the application will not load.


Can Your Computer Run Blackboard Collaborate?

You can check your system requirements here to ensure that your computer is equipped with what is needed during the workshop.


Blackboard Collaborate On-Demand Learning Center

Blackboard Collaborate Support
The “First Time Users” section for Blackboard Collaborate Web conferencing is very helpful

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eNOVA Support

IT Help Desk