Blackboard Collaborate is webconferencing software that allows you to conduct live online workshops or meetings.
The presenter will give you a link that should download a file onto your computer: either a meeting.collab file (puts you into an online meeting) OR a nativeplayback.collab file (plays a recorded session).
The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher opens the file in a pop up window, where you can meet online with others OR view a recorded session.
At least ONE DAY before your workshop, please prepare the computer you plan to use
The Blackboard company provides this link for you to do several things:
1. Download and install the Collaborate Launcher
2. "Launch" should give you a .collab file. You can open the file with the Launcher to get a "practice area" in a pop up window.
**If this link gives you a .collab file instead of taking you to the page shown above, then you should already have "Blackboard Collaborate Launcher" installed! Use that software to open the .collab file.
3. Inside the "practice room" go to Tools/Audio Set up wizard to make sure that you can hear the content.
Need tech help? Please contact Collaborate Support at (877) 382-2293.
Want information about features of Collaborate? Contact contact UNCG 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu
Need tech help? Please contact Collaborate Support at (877) 382-2293