Collaborate is a web conferencing program which enables a group of people to interact with one another in a virtual online meeting environment. Collaborate can be accessed “live” anytime from anywhere attendees have access to a computer and an Internet connection. Meetings in Collaborate can be recorded, so those unable to attend the live meeting are able to play back the meeting at a later time. Collaborate is integrated directly into Blackboard enabling faculty and students to log into a single interface to access both their Blackboard course material as well as their online web conferencing meetings. In addition, Collaborate empowers faculty to setup their own meetings from within Blackboard.