Blackboard Collaborate and Wimba Voice are Blackboard products integrated into iCollege. They can be used to add web conferencing and voice discussions to iCollege classes. Wimba Classroom, in particular, is a nice way to conduct real-time lectures via iCollege. Wimba Classroom can also allow desktop sharing between instructors and students.
Faculty can add Blackboard Collaborate and Wimba Voice to any iCollege class using the External Learning Tool feature at any point during the class creation process.
Blackboard Collaborate Training Handout
Wimba Voice Training Handout
Students will need to run the Blackboard Collaborate and Wimba Voice wizards to ensure that they have appropriate versions of Java installed. While iCollege (except for the Equation Editor) does not require Java this integration does. The wizard will also assist with identify audio issues.