Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM) is a convenient and effective resource for your students to communicate, learn, study and get help outside of the classroom. It also allows them to complete chat activities that are part of Connect assignments. Features include instant messaging and web conferences, and collaborative tools like screen sharing and the whiteboard. Blackboard IM automatically syncs with your roster so that your students can easily connect with you and each other.
To begin using Blackboard IM (located on your Section Home), simply create a Blackboard IM account, or sign in with your existing Blackboard account. Then download Blackboard IM from your section home. Some chat activities within Connect assignments also have the option to launch Blackboard IM directly from the question itself once the program has been downloaded to the user’s computer.