Blackboard Collaborate is webinar software, allowing many people with camera- and microphone-equipped computers and devices to interact with each other in real time.
In order to access a Collaborate Room, Google Chrome is the preferred browser. It will work with varying degrees of success with other browsers.
To enter my Collaborate room, click the following link: Rom’s Room
You should eventually see the following screen:
Enter your name as instructed, then click the “Join Session” button.
Once you are in the room, the window will look like this:
You can hover over any of the controls in the room to see what they’re for. Here’s a guide:
Use the microphone and video buttons to toggle your mic and camera.
If you can’t get your microphone to work, there is a phone audio bridge available. Click the Session Menu icon in the upper left corner of the window and then select “Use Your Phone For Audio”. A phone number and PIN will be displayed.