Collaborate for Faculty

Review our Important things to Consider when using Collaborate (PDF) , Top ten things to know about Collaborate at Camosun, and Audio Troubleshooting in Collaborate before getting started with the tutorials below!

Using a Mac?  Review the following links for some tips:

Accessibility Notes

While Collaborate allows for live captioning of a session, this tool is challenging to use and facilitate.  We recommend you record your sessions and upload those recordings into Kaltura where they will be auto-closed captioned.

In addition, because this is a cloud-based tool, bandwidth and basic access to the technology needed by students may be challenging for them.  We therefore recommend you confidentially poll your students (e.g. by email) to find out what access to devices and internet they may have.


The Basics

Adding Collaborate to your Navbar in D2L

Add your Collaborate Room Link to Content in D2L

Adding a Collaborate Session Link in D2L Content

Creating a Collaborate Session

Creating Sessions for Students to Meet Independently

Creating Sessions that are Restricted to Specific Participants (copy Guest Access link)

Creating and Editing Repeat Sessions

Session Options and Filter by Menu

Viewing Session Reports (Attendance and Poll Results)

Running a Collaborate Session

Understanding Collaborate Rooms and Sessions

Understanding Roles in Collaborate Sessions

Managing Gallery View in Collaborate

Showing PowerPoints in Collaborate

Using the Whiteboard in Collaborate

Sharing your computer screen in Collaborate

Sharing/showing images in Collaborate

Playing a YouTube Video in Collaborate via Screen Sharing

Polling in Collaborate

Managing attendees in Collaborate

Managing the Chat in Collaborate

Recording a Collaborate Session

Downloading the Everyone Chat from a Recorded Collaborate Session

Download a Collaborate Recording and Upload it to Kaltura

Breakout Rooms

Creating and Managing Breakout Rooms (for group work) in Collaborate

Sharing Files to Breakout Rooms in Collaborate