Collaborate is a live, collaborative space that provides the ability to chat, screen-share, share audio and video, poll students, collaborate using a virtual whiteboard or group participants into small 'breakout' spaces. It is also compatible with a
growing number of classrooms. Using the Collaborate activity in a topic ideally consists of the following 5 stages.
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to Collaborate-related resources are provided below.
When using a tool like Collaborate for the first time, it is a good idea to give yourself and your students the opportunity to test they can enter the room. This will help reduce unnecessary technical issues before scheduling important sessions.
An introductory PowerPoint slide for Collaborate (available here) can be placed as a starting slide to help students get started and troubleshoot common technical
It is important that you evaluate your use of Collaborate at the conclusion of each session. This will help you to improve your use of the tool and therefore enhance learning and teaching.
If you wish to collaborate as a teaching team (ie with other staff) you could use Teams – an online video
and audio-enabled meeting place that allows you to meet with anyone, anywhere, in real-time using a web browser on your computer or mobile device, including iPad, iPhone or Android.
Training and support
Flinders offers both Face-to-Face training, online training and has a recording of our training for Collaborate: