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Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate’s web conferencing tool allows you to participate in online, synchronous meetings including two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording all within your Blackboard courses.

For more information about Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing, please visit Blackboard Collaborate On-Demand Learning Center. Contact Blackboard Collaborate Technical Support with any issues.

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QUICK STEPS: Joining a web conference session in your course

1. Locate the Collaborate session within your course and click the Title to launch the session.

Create Session

2. You will be asked to download the file upon the launch of each session. Once the file has downloaded, click Open to join the session.


3. You may receive a Security warning the first time you launch Collaborate. Click the checkbox to the left of Always trust content from this publisher. Then click the Run button.

Always trust content from this publisher.

4. Click Accept.

Click Accept

5. The first time you launch a session on a particular computer, you will be asked to set your internet connection speed. This is important because setting the incorrect connection speed (either higher or lower) may result in poor performance.

Select Internet Connection Speed

Select from the following connection types:

  • 28.8K Dialup, 33.6K Dialup, 56K Dialup: 28.8K modem, 33.6K modem, 56K modem respectively
  • ISDN: High-speed dedicated telephone connection
  • Wireless: Wireless connection (e.g. Uverse, not physically plugged into a modem)
  • Cable/DSL: High-speed cable connection or Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. Time Warner, physically plugged into a modem)
  • LAN: Local Area Network (e.g. on UTA’s campus and not using wireless)

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Session Layout and Tools

Picture Illustrating Collaborate Setup and Tools

  • Click the blue and red button to run the Audio Setup Wizard
  • Click the Talk button to connect your microphone
  • Click the Video button to connect your Webcam
  • Chat with other participants
  • Use emoticons, raise your hand, participate in a poll
  • Close the window to end your session

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