Category Archives: Bb Collaborate

Launching Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom tool that lets students and faculty interact in real time using voice and text. Faculty running a Collaborate session can share presentation slides, web sites, or desktop software with students participating in the session. Live sessions can even be recorded for students to watch at a later date. This five-minute video shows how easy it is to launch Blackboard Collaborate from a course site....

Troubles recognizing the join.jnlp file?

Update May 13, 2014: IDS has released a tool for Windows which automates the process of associating JNLP files with Java. Click here to download the JNLP Fix tool.¬†When the program has finished downloading, click run or double-click the “jnlp-fix” program icon to start the process. The “jnlp-fix” program can be deleted once the process is complete. If you run the program and JNLP files still do not open with Java, please follow the steps below to fix the problem...

Exporting Collaborate Archives as Video Files

If you’ve tried exporting an archive file from Bb Collaborate recently, you may have noticed it takes an exceedingly long time for the file to finish converting. Unreasonably long, one might say. When you click the CONVERT link on Knowledge, you’re actually ordering a process that takes place at Blackboard, alongside every other CONVERT link clicked by every other faculty person at every other institution that uses Blackboard Collaborate. There are quite a few of those. As a result, these...

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