ITACS - Services - Collaborate

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What is Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a tool to conduct web-conferencing as well as comprehensive online learning.

Creating Sessions

Sessions can ONLY be created using Sakai.  NPS Staff and Faculty may contact to request a Sakai site which they can use to create sessions.  

Once sessions are created, participants do not need to be enrolled in the course site to join. Session creators will get a Guest Link which they can email to desired participants.

Connecting to a Session

Use the NPS Collaborate Test Session at any time to test your connection to a Collaborate Session. Instructions and troubleshooting for various operating systems are below.

Session Date/Times

The Sakai Collaborate Interface detects your location so any dates/times specified will be in your timezone. Dates/Times will be adjusted for others in their own time zones.


Orientations (created by vendor)


Collaborate User Interface

Collaborate Image


Please visit the NPS Wiki for Troubleshooting, support, and more detailed information