Blackboard Collaborate: Sharing content

When running a Collaborate session you can share a variety of content with those attending.

  • PowerPoint slides, Adobe PDFs and certain types of image
  • An application
  • A browser tab
  • Your camera
  • The Collaborate Whiteboard
  • Polls
  • Your entire screen (generally best avoided if possible)


Share PowerPoint slides and other files

Share your screen: application or browser tab

Share your camera (Blackboard Help page)
This allows your camera to be shared full screen with everyone – including you. Your camera can be pinned as the main content. This could be useful to share physical objects e.g. from a visualiser.

Share Whiteboard (Blackboard Help page)

Polls (Blackboard Help page)
Simple Multiple Choice or Yes/No polls which can be used to improve learner engagement.


For further information please see the Blackboard Guide for Moderators: Share Content