Learning technology


BB Collaborate

BB Collaborate is an online conferencing tool available to all instructors and staff at SFU via a site licence. It can be used as a virtual classroom, for meetings, and to offer online office hours, and it is often used to record sessions for later access. Conferencing solutions officially supported by the University are described below.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Introduced in Fall 2016, the newest version of Collaborate sports a modern, user-friendly interface. Unlike BB Collaborate, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is web-based, and no launcher is needed to start a session. Please note that BB Collaborate is still available if you prefer to continue using it.

You can set up Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions in Canvas by adding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to your course. To add Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, follow these instructions.

If you use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, you should use the Google Chrome browser.

Need help? For assistance with Collaborate, or to book a one-on-one orientation session, contact the TLC’s Learning Technology team at learntech@sfu.ca.

Blue Jeans video conferencing

IT Services supports the Blue Jeans online video conferencing service, which enables live video conferencing on mobile devices and computers for small group meetings or classes. Please visit SFU Blue Jeans for more information.

October 27, 2017