Entering Rom’s Blackboard Collaborate Room

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.