Blackboard Collaborate Basics/Set-up
Blackboard Collaborate Basics/Set-up
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Audio & Video
Share their
webcam video
Click “Video” in the “Audio and Video
Panel” and wait for webcam video to
appear.
Switch between
multiple webcam
videos manually
(required if using
phone audio)
Configure
telephone
audio (connect
phone conference
to webconference)
Click on
in the “Audio and Video”
panel, and then “Make video follow
moderator focus”
Use phone audio
Click the blue telephone
Dial the number provided.
Configure VoIP
audio (use the
Audio Setup
Wizard)
Click on
in the “Audio and Video”
panel, and then follow the
instructions to configure computer
speakers and microphone.
Use VoIP audio
After dialing in the room, click on
in the “Audio and Video” panel, and
then “Connect Session to
Teleconference…”.
 If you hear the announcement,
click “Confirm”. If not, check the
audio equipment and click
“Reannounce”.
 When successfully connected,
“Teleconference” will appear as a
participant in the Participant
Panel.
icon.
Using the Audio Setup Wizard
is recommended every time
someone connects with VoIP or with
new equipment.
Click “Talk” to share audio, and then
click again when finished speaker.
Remind speaker to mute mic
when not in use.
Blackboard Collaborate Basics/Set-up
Content
Load a PowerPoint
Click “Load Content” and then select
PPT or PPTX file.
PowerPoint must be closed.
Load/share a nonPowerPoint file
Advance slides
Share a
link/webpage
Use application sharing to show nonPPT files and presentations,
including Keynote and OpenOffice
files.
Click on the large
arrows, or
use the white drop-down menu to
select particular slides.
1-Copy and paste the link into the
chat box.
2- Use “Application Sharing” and
open a browser window to show all
participants a static website.
3- Use “Web Tour” to load a live
website that participants can interact
with.
Draw/write notes
on slides
Share a
YouTube/internet
video
Send a file
Use the vertical toolbar beside the
whiteboard to draw and annotate
slides.
Not recommended w/o practice
beforehand. Can be done using Web
Tour but prone to audio issues.
Window (top toolbar) > File Transfer
Library > Open > select file to share.
Blackboard Collaborate Basics/Set-up
Participants
Promote a
participant to a
moderator
Give/remove
permissions for all
participants
(global
permissions)
Hover next to the name of a
participant in the Participants Panel
until the
menu appears. Click on
and select “Give Moderator
Privileges”.
Click on the icons in the top row of
the Participants Panel to give/remove
global permissions:


From left to right: VoIP/audio,
webcam, chat, drawing tools,
application sharing & web tour.
Application sharing and web tour
are de-selected by default.
Do not remove the Chat
permissions; participants will
not be able to troubleshoot audio
problems.
Give/remove
permissions for a
particular
participant
Polling
Create a
poll/Answering
poll questions
Change poll type
(true/false,
multiple choice]
Hover next to the name of a
participant in the Participants Panel
until the
menu appears. Click on
and under “Permissions”,
select/deselect permissions as
needed.
Presenters share the poll question by
asking it verbally or including it on a
PPT slide.
Participants respond to a poll by
selecting
or
(icon varies
based on poll configuration) in the
participant menu and choosing from
the response options.
Tools (top toolbar) > Polling > Polling
Type > select type of poll.
Blackboard Collaborate Basics/Set-up
Share poll results
with participants
Tools (top toolbar) > Polling >
Publish Responses to Whiteboard
Recording
Start/stop a
recording
Click on the “Record” button to
start/stop the recording.
Access their
recording
Edit their
recording
Keep/store their
recording
indefinitely or
somewhere else
(Youtube, etc.)
Presenter/coordinator receives email
after last moderator leaves session
with link to recording as a Java file.
ICS Event Management can convert
recordings to an editable file.
ICS Event Management can convert
recordings to a file that can be
posted elsewhere. We guarantee
customers that files will be stored for
6 months.
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