University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.


  • 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.

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