Create New Collaborate Session

Blackboard Collaborate is a video conferencing tool designed with classrooms in mind. It integrates with D2L, and is automatically available for all courses. You can connect with your students via video, audio, screen-share and chat. 

  1. Open your course in D2L by logging into https://d2l.pdx.edu.
  2. Click on People > Collaborate from the navigation bar.
  3. In the new web browser tab, create a new session by clicking the + (plus) icon in the upper right corner.
  4. In the sidebar, enter a session title, and other event details.
  5. Scroll down to click the Session Settings tab for additional settings.
  6. Click the Save button to create your session.
  7. From the My Sessions tab, you should see a link to your new session. Click on the title to access the collaborate room.
  8. Particpants who are enrolled in your D2L course can simply navigate to People > Collaborate to join the session.

NOTE: For more information about Collaborate, you can visit the Blackboard technical support website. The branding for this specific software is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

This webpage is created and maintained by the Office of Academic Innovation (OAI) at Portland State University.

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