Web conferencing

UW-Madison supports Blackboard Collaborate, an easy-to-use web conferencing tool that enables you to create virtual classrooms and meeting spaces. People at various sites can participate as if they are attending in person.

Available To

Students, Staff, Researchers, Faculty


  • Share live and recorded audio/video meetings, lectures, training sessions, and any other events easily via the web
  • Hold meetings, virtual office hours and events with remote participants
  • Free for UW-Madison users with full integration with Learn@UW and the My UW-Madison Portal
  • Highly customizable, browser-based product
  • Screen, application, and presentation sharing
  • Whiteboard and interactive polling
  • Public/private text chat
  • Mobile apps for access from iOS and Android devices

Getting Started


Students can participate in Blackboard Collaborate sessions, but must have a faculty or staff sponsor to organize and manage a session.