Join Sessions

Join Sessions

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Meet with your instructor and classmates online

Depending on your instructors, you can join a session directly from a web link, from your course and from your phone.

  • From a weblink: Your moderator has sent you a link to join the session. Open the link in your computer or mobile browser. Blackboard Collaborate is at the top of the screen. It mentions what session you are joining and there is a place for you to type your name. Select Join Session after typing your name.
  • From your course: Open Collaborate from inside your course. It opens in your learning management system.
  • From your phone: If offered by your institution, you can use the telephony feature to communicate with other users.
  • From the Blackboard app: After you select the link in your course, the session opens on your mobile web browser.

Joining a Session

1. Enter the course and click on the content area for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

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2. You may see a black screen with a purple circle indicating that the session is buffering or loading.

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3. Click on the title of the session you wish to join, and then click Join Session.

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4. You will see a screen which indicates that you have joined the session.

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5. You have now joined the session.

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6. If this is your first time using Collaborate Ultra, there will be a prompt to begin the tutorial.  We recommend that you quickly go through this tutorial to get the basics of Collaborate Ultra.  If you do not have time, you can access the tutorial at any time from the Collaborate Ultra Menu.

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7. You may also be prompted to allow for your video and audio to be shared.  Be sure to allow Collaborate Ultra to access your microphone and webcam.

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