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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate

Launch Blackboard Collaborate

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Open Course
  3. Click Tools (on the left-hand menu)
    Blackboard Collaborate
  4. Click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to schedule and join web conferencing sessions and view recorded archives.

Create a Session

  1. Follow the launch instructions above
  2. Click the Create Session button
    Collaborate Create Session
  3. Complete the pop-up box with a name.  At this point, you will be given an Anonymous dial-in phone number and pin plus a guest link.
  4. Then complete the rest of the box start date/time, end date/time, and other information. 
    Session Desc   
  5. Click the Session Settings and make any changes
    Session Settings
  6. Click the Save button at the bottom.

Join a Session by Phone

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Open Course
  3. Click Tools (on the left-hand menu)
  4. Click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  5. Click session you want to join (2 shown below)
    Collaborate Sessions
  6. Click the Dial-In button and follow the voice instructions.  NOTE: Have session PIN ready.
    Dial In and PIN
  7. Hangup when finished.

Join a Session by Web

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Open Course
  3. Click Tools (on the left-hand menu)
  4. Click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  5. Click the Join Session button
    Join Session Button
  6. Complete the audio and video test
  7. Enter room

Collaborate Class View

The main screen will show who is connected and there are three menus available that are covered below.  When videos are enabled, this will show video shots of attendees instead of just their name.
Main Classroom

If no one is in the room yet, it will say Room Empty
Room Empty

Menu 1 - Top Left-Hand

This menu allows for recording (start/stop), using the phone for audio, and reporting an issue.
Left Menu

When a session is being recorded, the menu button will look like this:
Record Button

Menu 2 - Bottom Center

This menu allows you to control your own settings, audio, video, and to raise your hand.
Bottom Menu

Menu 3 - Bottom Right-Hand

This menu allows users to chat with everyone or the moderator, see an attendees list, share content, and tweak session settings.

Chat      Attendees  

Share Content   Session Settings

View Previous Sessions

  1. Go to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra area under Tools on Blackboard
  2. On the main screen, click the down arrow by Filter by and choose All Previous Sessions
    Previous Sessions

View Recorded Sessions

  1. Go to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra area under Tools on Blackboard
  2. On the main screen, click the menu on the black bar on the left-hand side
    Another menu
  3. Choose Recordings
  4. Click the recording you want to view and choose Watch Now
    Watch Video Now
  5. A screen should appear like a typical video window that you can start and stop as you wish. 
    WatchMe

 

Contact Information

IT Service Desk
support@eku.edu
it.eku.edu
859-622-3000