Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Session - Create and Attendance

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This document will explain how to create a Blackboard Collaborate session and how it will take and populate attendance automatically for you in blackboard.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Session
Creating Session

Attendance automatically (automatic attendance and records it in the Blackboard grade center)
          
1. In your Blackboard course, go to Tools and click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and select “Create Session” and give it a name and check any settings you need.

Guest Access and role for a guest lecturer (this will bypass Bb authentication and guest will log into collaborate room directly.

Start and end dates and time ** (NOTE: Do not choose No end date for Attendance).

blackboard collaborate session settings

2. Next move to the Purple Cog Wheel tab, the Session Settings and chose the settings you desire.

bb colaborate session settings
 
NOTE: if you are going to allow students to download your recordings, select this setting now!
A new addition is the “Profanity filter” option at the bottom.

3. Attendance is the last icon, let Bb Collaborate automatically take attendance and record it in the grade center for you!

bb collabarate attendace settings for LMS
 
The most important setting is “Share attendance information with LMS

bb collaborate attendance setting for LMS
 
*A tip about the setting, Required time in a session, I set mine for 75% to allow for students who may enter in and out due to connection issues (remember in the session reports you can verify how many times a student did re-enter your class).

 bb collaborate attendance settings
When finished hit “Create”

bb collaborate sessions date range
 
NOTE: If you do not see your session, click the session range drop down arrow.
Attendance Note: Go to the Course Control Panel, Course Tools to find Bb Collaborate Attendance.




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Owner:Tammy C.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-08-22 11:18 CDTUpdated:2020-08-24 14:36 CDT
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