Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) is your online classroom! It is a synchronous, Web-based application that offers the opportunity for voice conferencing, video conferencing, collaborating on content, and text chatting. These features provide a multi-modal learning environment which should feel much like your face-to-face classrooms. Check out the following requirements and help guides to get rolling on setting your computer up for Elluminate classroom sessions.
You can also go to the BlackBoard Collaborate Support Site to check for the required software. Once there you can go into a testing configuration Elluminate room to confirm that your microphone is working properly.