Collaborate allows lecturers to schedule synchronous virtual classroom and webinar sessions. There are a number of tools for lecturers to use such as a virtual white board, screen sharing, web tours and polling. Participants can communicate through text chat, as well as using a microphone or web cam when permitted. It can be very useful in distance learning as well as when using a blended approach. Aston has integrated Collaborate with Blackboard to allow for easy scheduling of sessions as well as convenient user management.
Please take a look at the TLC guides and tutorials resource for Blackboard. Often this is the quickest way to get help as it is available 24 hours a day.
Training can be arranged in a one to one setting or simply advice given via email or over the telephone. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org