Getting there

In your course, go to Tools > Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Click on the name of your course to enter the default course room that is always available OR select Create Session to schedule a session for a specific date and time.

Audio options

You can participate in a Collaborate session using your computer’s built in microphone, an external microphone with headset, or by using your phone to dial in.

Click the Join Course Room button

The phone number to dial in and other options will be visible here.

Click Allow if you see a prompt to use your microphone, then step through the audio and camera tests.

Click the white Session Menu flyout in the top left corner of the screen to record your session and to get the phone number needed to dial in if you have trouble with audio.

Click the purple Collaborate Panel flyout in the bottom right corner to access chat, the participant list, and to upload a PowerPoint file or share your screen.

Use these buttons at the bottom to navigate
between the options.

Upload a PowerPoint file

You can deliver lecture content via Collaborate. To do so, click the Share Content button, then select Share Files and upload your file.

The Share Content button is selected. Access this by clicking the purple fly-out at the bottom right corner of the screen.

To make it easier for your students to understand the tools in Collaborate, consider adding the slide below to your Collaborate room:

Screenshot of the Collaboratet PowerPoint slide

Make your PowerPoint slides visible to students

Click on the slide thumbnail of your first slide. It will display in the main area of the screen.

Navigate by clicking the arrows below the main slide
or by clicking a thumbnail on the right side of the screen.

Getting Help

Collaborate tutorials and help for faculty

Collaborate tutorials and help for students

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