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Accessing Blackboard Collaborate Session in Moodle 2.x for Instructors


Blackboard Collaborate is officially the the IUP Web-conferencing product.

  1. Launch Moodle and enter the desired course.
  2. Click on the name of the link for the Blackboard Collaborate session in the correct weekly or topic block.
  3. The join window provides the name of the session, description, the beginning, and ending time of the session. It will also display the boundary time if you choose to display it for your students. As an instructor you will see several other options. Note: Only the instructor sees these options. These options provide:
    • Edit moderators for this session: Click on this link to choose to add other instructors enrolled in this class and edit their default roles in this session. You could then promte that additional instructor to a moderator.
    • Add a preloaded file: You can add previously saved whiteboard or session plan files to this session which will be converted automatically when the session begins. Whiteboard files have the extensions of .wbd and .wbp, while session plan files have the extensions .elp and .elpx.
    • Guest link: Share this web link with any participants who are not currently enrolled in this course for them to have access to the session.

      To access a Black Board Collaborate session, you select the Join Session link.
      Launching Blackboad Collaborate
  4. When you click the Join Session link, you will see the Blackboard Collaborate window open. You will need to keep this window open until you have entered the room. However, you can minimize it. You should see a window that indicates that Collaborate is loading. If you have not minimized the previous window the loading window may be behind it. If you do not see this window, look for the Blackboard Collaborate Icon Collaborate icon in your task bar and click on it. Next you may be asked to accept the Blackboard Collaborate license. Select the Accept button. You see this once.Setting the Connection Speed
  5. Connections speed is very important when working with the live session. If you are asked to select the connection speed, choose the speed of your connection from the drop-down menu. You will see this once. However, configuration speed can be changed in the preferences once in the live session.Blackboard Collaborate Session Window
  6. You will next enter the Collaborate Session.

Please see the Getting Started with Web Conferencing section of our Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing page for more useful information for moderators.

Last modified on 5/20/2014 2:39:42 PM

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