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Blackboard Collaborate Moderators Guide

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Ten-Minute Overview of Moderating in Collaborate

As the instructor of a Collaborate class, chair of a Collaborate meeting, or advisor conducting a meeting with a student, you are a moderator in Collaborate terms.  Your students, meeting attendees, or advisees are participants and two guides exist for them, one targeted specifically to students in an eClassroom class and one for participants in meetings and advising sessions.

Often instructors are also session creators as well; they have learned how to set up Collaborate sessions as needed for different classes.  You do not need to be a session creator in order to use Collaborate for meetings, though instructors usually find that skill useful.  You can request a Collaborate session by sending an e-mail to elearning@highlands.edu and one will be created for you. 

As a moderator, you will receive via e-mail a Moderator link to your Collaborate session and a Participant link that you can send to your students, meeting attendees, or advisees.  Instructors typically post the participant link for their students in the D2L Course Offering for a class so that students always have access to it.  

You should use the moderator link to enter the Collaborate session so that you have access to the moderator controls. 

Overview for Moderators (Collaborate Recording)

This quick--but thorough--10 minute introduction to the Moderator side of Collaborate is delivered via Collaborate recording.

If you want to conduct a practice session to work with the controls or have one-on-one training as a moderator, just request those using the eLearning Service Request form. 

Page last updated: March 22, 2016