Collaborate

New Collaborate Launcher Install

All users must download and install the the new Collaborate Launcher. This is a one-time install per machine. Everything you need to know for PC and Mac is below.

Blackboard Collaborate Launcher (click here to download).

Click here for Windows directions

Click here for Mac directions

If you need Technical Support, please call the Collaborate Support number at
1-877-382-2293
.

Resources for Faculty

Training for Faculty

First, please check the Educational Technology Workshop Calendar to see if there is a Blackboard Collaborate Workshop that fits your schedule. If there is not a workshop that fits your needs, please fill out the One-on-One Training Request form and an Instructional Technologist will then contact you to set up an online training appointment.

Resources for Students

The Collaborate session window will look a bit like this:

Collaborate interface
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Additional Details:

  • Microphone required. Web camera is optional, multiple cameras will slow down system.
  • Collaborate can be used in or outside of Blackboard.
  • Live sessions have an option to record for replay.

Collaborate on Mobile Devices

Blackboard Collaborate Mobile

Click on the appropirate link below to download the free app for your mobile device:

App StoreGoogle playCollaborate Kindle

Important Note: Do not attempt to moderate a session from a mobile device. Moderator-only functions (such as loading content and session permissions) are not supported on mobile devices. Moderators should join the session from a desktop or laptop computer.

mountain lion

Attention: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 users

Recent security changes released by Apple may prevent Web Conferencing customers from launching Blackboard Collaborate sessions and recordings. Customers using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 will be affected. The security changes no longer allow users to auto-launch JNLP files.