"Formed by the union of industry leaders Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate delivers open, education-focused collaboration solutions that enhance learning, reduce costs, and improve outcomes by enabling anywhere, anytime, instruction, meetings, and help."Here are links to archives of excellent presentations that are of interest to faculty who would like to learn more about teaching online.
The 10 Biggest Myths About Synchronous Online Teaching
by Ted Bongiovanni and Roseanna DeMaria
New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Building Campus Community and Conducting Staff Training Instantly with Pronto
by Eric Kunnen of Grand Rapids Community College and
Jenny Jones of Holmes Community College
Increasing Enrollment Using Wimba Classroom
by Rick Bebout, West Virginia University
Blackboard Collaborate is scheduled to debut this summer. Though the above webinars were recorded with Wimba Classroom, the new Blackboard product will be based on the Elluminate infrastructure. Sign up for a trial of Elluminate Live.