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Blackboard Collaborate

Technical Support

Web-Based Video Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-based video conferencing system which allows participants to engage in two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording.

Users must download and install the BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher before accessing an online meeting room.
D2L Quick Guide: Downloading BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher

Meeting rooms can be created by the instructor and accessed by the students within a D2L course by selecting "Communications" > "Online Rooms".

To request a meeting room outside of D2L, EIU faculty and staff can contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.