How I Taught a Large Synchronous Course Using Blackboard Collaborate

Monday, February 8, 2021
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 2:20 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 2:25 p.m. 


How I Taught a Large Synchronous Course Using Blackboard Collaborate is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Many of us teach 'large' synchronous online classes, with 'large' defined as classes with more than 250 students. In such cases, Blackboard Collaborate functionalities are somewhat restrictive. Despite Blackboard Collaborate restrictions, how can we teach such classes in ways that strive towards good student outcomes and high levels of student engagement?

This presentation will have two sub-parts. Initially, the presenter will share experiences from Fall 2020. Thereafter, the plan is to have an interactive session, with participants sharing ideas around how to improve student outcomes and maintain student engagement.


This workshop is limited to 15 participants.


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Abhijit Guha
Associate Professor
Darla Moore School of Business

Abhijit Guha is an Associate Professor of Marketing. Guha has a Ph.D. from Duke University and an MBA from INSEAD. He has published articles in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Retailing, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Harvard Business Review, etc. He is also the PhD Coordinator for the Department of Marketing. At the University of South Carolina, he has taught undergraduate classes, graduate classes and doctoral seminars.