Blackboard IM (formerly Wimba Pronto)

Blackboard Collaborate™ enterprise instant messaging capabilities (formerly Wimba Pronto) allows you to create a learning network to support office hours, meetings and desktop video conferencing—all initiated through presence and instant messaging. With Blackboard IM, students and instructors can easily see who’s online and available so they can instantly communicate with peers, colleagues, and experts.




Desktop video conferencing and VoIP audio for cost-effective meetings

Whiteboard with built-in learning objects and templates

Application sharing and queued chat for tutoring and online office hours




Student-to-Student Learning

Blackboard IM allows students to see who’s online from their classes and instantly collaborate by chatting or connecting thru video.

Strengthen Tutoring Relationships

Meet student needs with efficient services, connecting onsite and remote students to help, IT, tutoring, orientation, library services, and more, without physical infrastructure.

Let the Whiteboard out of the Classroom

Harness the power of visual instruction for multimodal learning with state-of-the-art whiteboard technology.

Web Conferencing
Accommodate different learning styles or instructional needs with a single-click launch of web conferencing from instant messaging.



Getting Started with Blackboard IM


User Manual


Technical Support