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Blackboard IM

Blackboard IM


Blackboard IM

What is Blackboard IM?


Download Instructions

Blackboard IM takes online communication to a whole new level:

With Blackboard Collaborate Instant Messaging service instructors can create a learning environment which supports online office hours, meetings, enhances engagement with students and more....

Features include:

Additional collaborative features:

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For more information, to schedule departmental workshops or for individualized consultation relating to the use of Blackboard IM please contact the Faculty Resource Center by phone, 314-516-6704, email or visit ESH room 105.

Blackboard IM Users Guide (html)

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Download Blackboard IM

You will need access to an Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox)

  1. Type in
  2. Enter your SSO ID and password
  3. Once you're logged in you will see a list of your courses and several modules
  4. The Blackboard IM module is among the list of modules on the Home Page
  5. Click the link that reads "Get Blackboard IM"
  6. Be sure all courses are selected (boxes should be checked)
  7. Select the option to download Blackboard IM
  8. Save the file to your local drive (e.g.. desktop)
  9. Filename is: BlackboardIMSetup.exe
  10. Double click on the file to Run
  11. Follow installation instructions

If you need assistance with downloading Blackboard IM please contact the FRC, 314-516-6704

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