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Online Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate)

Scheduled maintenance.  Scheduled maintenance on 22 and 23 October

Service description

Blackboard Collaborate.


Blackboard Collaborate can support learning and teaching by:

  • Promoting on-line collaborative work.
  • Supporting learners studying at a distance or undertaking work-based learning.

It can also be used to support distance learners.

Service owner

Centre for Educational Development.


Available to all University of Bradford staff and students.

Service hours

24 hours throughout the year with the following exceptions:

  • Planned maintenance that is notified to users in advance.

Any performance issues are displayed on the IT Service Status page.

Level of service

Support and documentation

Support is provided by the learning technology team in the Centre for Educational Development, as well as Blackboard Collaborate (the suppliers).

Request process

User responsibility

Users are expected to follow terms of use as laid out in Regulation 21.


This service is provided free of charge.