Use the hands up feature

What is it?

Hands up is a feature on Blackboard Collaborate where students can visually bring the moderator’s attention to themselves to ask a question or note if they have something to contribute.

What does it do?

A student can use this if they have something to contribute or if you want to use it as a visual poll.

For Instructors

  • Provide students with an opportunity to contribute
  • Initiate a quick visual poll

What should I know?

Step 1: Whilst in the Collaborate session, to use the hands up function, select the icon at the bottom of the screen

Screenshot of a Collaborate session, there is a circle around the icon that allows users to raise their hands.

You will notice the icon turns pink with a red notification bubble

Screenshot of a Collaborate session. The only thing in view are the icons at the bottom centre of the screen. The hands-up icon is purple, indicating that the user's hand is up.

Step 2: Select the pink arrow tab on the bottom right-hand side of the screen

Screenshot of the attendees panel in Collaborate. The three dots menu next to a Participant is open and there is a circle around the three dots.

On the Attendees tab, you will be able to see yourself and any others who have triggered the hands up function. You will still be able to see students who have their hands raised if you are using breakout rooms and are in a different room from the student raising their hand.

Screenshot of the attendees panel open in a Collaborate session. One user has their hand raised, and this icon is visible.
Updated on 01/03/2022

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles

Further Help
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Don’t worry we’re here to help!
Contact Support

Leave a Comment