Blackboard Collaborate will be receiving a number of new features in the December update, the update will be released on 10th December 2020.
Large sessions support for up to 1000 attendees (postponed)
Blackboard has postponed the release of this feature to address performance issues in particular use cases. They’re working on a fix and the page will be updated once the feature has been released.
The session will need to be in webinar mode to be able to support up to 1000 attendees. To create a session in webinar mode, go to the session settings and select Allow 250+ attendees to join. To help manage the increased number of attendees, webinar sessions have these limitations.
Webinar sessions can’t be longer than 24 hours in length
Guests must be assigned the participant role
Participant permissions are turned off
Breakout groups aren’t available