Blackboard Instant Messenger

Blackboard Instant Messenger will no longer be available after April 29, 2016. The consolidation with Georgia State University will provide Perimeter College faculty, staff, and students with access to an alternative messaging service. Please review the GSU Collaboration Tool website for details.

Blackboard Instant Messenger(BbIM) is an enterprise instant messaging system that allows student and instructors to communicate in real-time.

BbIM allows instructors and students to communicate with audio, video, and text chat and to use application sharing outside of the college’s learning management system, iCollege. Chats can be 1-1 or group chats. They can be initiated by students or instructors. They can be between students or between a student and an instructor.

BbIM can be used for spontaneous communication or scheduled communication such as office hours.

Faculty and students will receive an email invitation in their GPC email account inviting them to join the BbIM service and download the BbIM client.