Collaboration Services

Online environments provide vital spaces for students, instructors, and TAs to exchange resources and ideas. 

Our services include:

  • Blackboard Collaborate:  Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool available within a Blackboard course site enabling faculty to hold virtual office hours, interact with students remotely,  share files and applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact in real time.
  • Blogs: The Blog service supports blogs for teaching, research, library, and university communication activities for the Cornell community.
  • Confluence Wiki: Wikis allow you to create a community web site authored and edited by its users.
  • Discussion Boards and E-mail Lists: Facilitate class forums and small chat groups with Blackboard’s built-in tools, email lists, or newsgroups.
  • Web Conferencing:  The Academic Technologies staff can demonstrate and assist you with utilizing a Web conferencing tool (Zoom) to collaborate with groups and classes in real time with a combination of chat, video chat, desktop sharing, and whiteboarding.
  • Piazza: Piazza creates a very user-friendly environment where students post questions to be answered by other students or faculty. The instructor can control enrollment, and the service can be used independently or integrated into Blackboard.


For immediate support:

607 255 9760 (M-F, 9a - 5p ET)

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