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The latest release of Java, Java 8 Update 25 (released Oct. 14) is not compatible with our current version of Blackboard Collaborate. Java 7 Update 71 is the most recent version of Java 7 that can be used with Bb Collaborate.
Users that have installed Java 8 Update 25 will see a "Connection failed"or "Application Blocked by Java Security"error(s) display when attempting to join a session and/or watch a recording.
In order to use Collaborate, please uninstall Java 8 Update 25 and install Java 7 Update 71.
Collaborate users that have installed Java 7 Update 51 or higher may see the"Unable to launch the application" or "Application Blocked by Security Settings"error(s) display when attempting to join a session and/or watch a recording. Please follow the instructions that correspond to your operating sytem below:
Blackboard Collaborate is a live web conferencing application that combines video, audio, chat, presentation and sharing tools to create a variety of live interactive meetings.
These short video tutorials will introduce you to the Collaborate user interface and basic tools.
Join this Sample Collaborate Session to try out different tools or features. Upon clicking the meeting link:
Depending on your browser, you may be required to first save the session file (join.jnlp) and then open it. Upon opening the session file, the Collaborate session will launch and open the user interface.
Please Note: Our current version of Collaborate 11, is not supported on mobile devices. Please use a desktop or laptop to access collaborate sessions.
Collaborate can be accessed from a Public Session Schedule or from the built in Collaborate tool in SacCT courses.
Students and instructors can access scheduled online sessions from the public Collaborate Session Schedule. Instructors and other session moderators must login to schedule meetings.
Refer to the Participant Guide for details on how to join a Collaborate session, know the key areas in Collaborate and how to access recordings.
Instructors can schedule Collaborate sessions from any SacCT course, making it easy to combine live online sessions or recordings with other course content.
Refer to the Student Guide for details on how to access a Collaborate session from a SacCT course.
Use Plan to organize content ahead of time before your live class or meeting.
And use Publish to convert your Collaborate recordings into video files that you can share on a website or SacCT course.
Last updated: November 18, 2014