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Collaborate SacCT Users - Student Guide


Accessing a Session

  1. Login to your SacCT course ( http://www.csus.edu/sacct )
  2. Locate the Collaborate Sessions link on the Course Menu. NOTE: Your instructor may have named it differently. If you are confused as to where it is, contact your instructor.

Shows the location of a sample Collaborate Session link

  1. You can now see all of the sessions available to join, this may be in a content area within your SacCT course or on the Collaborate Sessions Schedule page.

Joining a Session

Joining from the Collaborate Sessions Schedule page:

  1. Access the sessions page (see instructions above).
  2. Locate the session that you are trying to join and click its title.

Screenshot showing the listing of recordings on the Sessions Schedule. Click the title of the session to join it.

Jump to Launching a session

Joining from within a content area:

  1. Access the session page (see instructions above).
  2. Click the title of the session that you would like to join.

Shows location of title that needs to be clicked

Continue to Launching a session

Launching a session

  1. You should now be downloading the .jnlp launching application. If your download does not start automatically, click the Launch Session link.

Shows where to click if you need to start your session manually. Click the blue "Session manually" to start your session manually.

  1. Locate the file you just downloaded and open it.
  2. Select your connection speed on the new Collaborate window that has popped up. After you’ve done this, select Ok.

Screenshot of Collaborate window. Select your connection speed from the dropdown box, and click 'ok'.

  1. You are now in your session.

Key areas in Collaborate - Sessions

 

Screenshot showing the areas of key locations within the Collaborate client.
  1. Menu Bar – Access to File, Edit, View, Tools and Help Menus
  2. Audio and Video controls – Allows you to control your audio and video settings, including volume, microphone volume, enabling/disabling webcam (if enabled by instructor) and the ability to speak through your microphone (if enabled by instructor).
  3. List of Participants – Contains a list of all of the participants in the session. This area also allows for you to use emoticons, step away from the session, raise your hand, and use polling tools.
  4. Chat Room – Allows you to interact with the entire class through messages.  
  5. White Board – Used as a display for the instructor to display PowerPoint presentations, images, videos, or webpages. Can also be used as a drawing canvas.

Accessing a Recording

 

Accessing a Recording from the Collaborate Sessions Schedule page:

  1. Login to your SacCT Course
  2. Locate the Collaborate Sessions Schedule. It is usually under the heading "Collaborate Sessions"
  3. At the top-left of the new page that you've opened, click the Recordings button.
  4. Click the title of the recording.

Screenshot showing the Recordings tab. Click the title of the session to play it.

Jump to Launching a recording.

Accessing a Recording from within a Content Folder

  1. Login to your SacCT Course.
  2. Locate where Collaborate recordings are located. In this example, they are in a Content Folder called “Recordings.” The location of these recordings depends on your instructor. Contact the instructor if you cannot locate them.
  3. Click the title of the session.

Screenshot of the list of recordings. Click the title of the recording to launch it.

Continue to Launching a recording.

Launching a recording

  1. You should now be downloading the .jnlp launching application. If your download does not start automatically, click the link to play the recording manually.

Shows where to click if you need to start your recording manually. Click the blue "recording manually" to start your recording manually.

  1. You are now watching the recording of the session.

 

Key areas in Collaborate - Recordings

Screenshot of the recordings interface, with key areas highlighted.

  1. Menu Bar – Access to File, Edit, View, Tools and Help Menus
  2. Audio and Video controls – Allows you to control your audio settings, which allows you to change the volume on the recording.
  3. List of Participants – Contains a list of all of the participants who were in the session.
  4. Chat Room – Shows the chat that took place between the participants of the recording.
  5. White Board – Used as a display for the instructor to display PowerPoint presentations, images, videos, or webpages. Here, you can watch the presentation that the instructor or participants gave.
  6. Play/Pause and scroll bar - The play and pause buttons allow for you to play and pause the recording at your convenience. The red scroll bar allows for you to skip to various parts of the presentation with a click.  

Last updated: March 11, 2013