Blackboard purchased the Elluminate and Wimba systems in 2010 and announced its intentions to merge both products into a single solution. As result, Collaborate is now the online classroom solution for UAB as of Fall 2013 (See Timeline).
Much like Wimba, Blackboard Collaborate is a platform of tools that provides synchronous video and audio interaction, display, and collaborative tools for online and blended courses.
The following links provide information on using the system from the moderator perspective. The student support page contains information on how Collaborate works from the participant perspective.