We suggest Collaborate Original be used only in these specific use cases:
There are > 100 participants (including moderators, guest speakers, etc.).
To create a session, follow the steps below.
After adding the Blackboard Collaborate Content Area, select the Blackboard Collaborate link to create a new Collaborate session.
In the content area, select Tools > Blackboard Collaborate.
Click Schedule a Session at the top of the new page.
Edit any of the desired settings for the session, including date, time, and user permissions. For a full list of settings for Collaborate sessions, see here. Once you're finished, click Submit.
On the main Collaborate screen, you'll see the session you've scheduled.
To the right of the session title, you'll find a drop down menu with the option to Add Link. Click it.
Use this to add the session to the Content Area of your course where your students can access the session. You're also able to set options for access, add a description and more. Click Save when you've got everything set as you'd like it.