Get started by completing the steps outlined below:


STEP 1 - Check System Requirements

Make sure that your system is compatible with Web Conferencing.  Please verify your system requirements:


System requirements for Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing


STEP 2 – Configure your system

We provide a Configuration Room that you can use to test your connection, settings, and configure your audio.  This step is optional and is intended for sessions hosted on Blackboard Collaborate servers.  To test your configuration for sessions hosted at your organization’s site please contact your Administrator.


V12.6 Configuration Room (AU-SAS)


Note:  When joining a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session for the first time you may see a security dialog box asking to confirm the application’s digital signature.  Click “RUN” to continue.


STEP 3 - Documentation

Need to know how to use Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing? We recommend that you read our product documentation.  

Whether you are looking for a quick tip on a specific feature or detailed product documentation, Blackboard Collaborate is committed to providing comprehensive, on-demand resources to meet your learning needs. Please visit our Help Site to find the information you need.


Blackboard Help


Students - Collaborate Original: Participant

Staff - Collaborate Original: Moderator