Campus Technology Services

Taking Steps for the Future

Blackboard Collaborate for Participants

Participants of a Blackboard Collaborate session can be campus-affiliated as well as non-campus affiliated.
Participants (non-moderators/non-presenters) should follow these steps to participate in an Blackboard Collaborate presentation.

  1. Please make sure to review the "About Blackboard Collaborate" page for common Blackboard Collaborate terminology used throughout this site.
  2. If you are unfamiliar with using Blackboard Collaborate, review the  Training Opportunities page to for access to on-demand Blackboard Collaborate Participant trainings. 
  3. Make sure you have the necessary  computer configuration and audio/video devices to use Blackboard Collaborate.
  4. Access the Blackboard Collaborate session approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start.  You should have received instructions on how to connect from the presenter.  
  5. When you have entered the session, run the Audio Setup wizard so Blackboard Collaborate detects the proper audio/video devices connected to your computer.  This can be done by going to the Tools menu->Audio->Audio Setup Wizard from within Blackboard Collaborate.
  6. Enjoy the session!

Note: Mac users - a recent Apple security change may prevent Collaborate from launching. If this occurs, please read this article for instruction on how to work-around this problem.