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The following images and instructions will guide you through the process of joining a Collaborate meeting.

  1. To join a Blackboard Collaborate session, click the icon Join Course Room.
    In some cases, your instructor may add a Blackboard Collaborate link to your course menu. Click the Blackboard Collaborate link to be directed to the Blackboard Collaborate page. 
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  2. Blackboard suggests that students use the Google Chrome browser in order to have the best experience in Collaborate Ultra. If users attempt to enter the room using a different browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.), the following message will appear. Users can choose to continue using a non-Chrome browser by simply clicking the "x" in the upper right area of the message or attempt to enter the room using Google Chrome. 
    example of browser warning message
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  3. Non-Chrome users will be prompted to test their microphone and camera. Click Yes to start testing. 

    click yes to test microphone
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  4. Click the Allow button to give Collaborate permission to access your microphone and camera.  

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  5. On the Audio Test page, select a particular microphone by clicking on the drop-down menu. 
    Audio Drop Down Menu
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  6. Select the appropriate microphone option. Begin speaking into the microphone. Note if the audio bar moves when you speak. Click Yes-It's working if the audio bar moves. 

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    *Please note: If the audio bar does not move, click No-I need help to be directed to a Blackboard support page or adjust your computer's microphone in your system sound preference settings.
  7. Click on the camera option bar to select the appropriate camera. After selecting the appropriate camera, click Yes-It's working if your image appears. 

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*Please note: If you cannot get your camera to work properly, click No-I need help to be directed to a Blackboard support page. 







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