Blackboard Collaborate: Setting up a Meeting

Blackboard Collaborate is available to all UW-Platteville staff and faculty from the My UW System employee portal.

Setting up a Meeting
  1. Go and click on Faculty and Staff.
  3. Click “My UW System (employee portal)” under Quick Links.

  4. Sign in and click on Web Conferencing.
  5. Click Schedule a Web Conference and enter the following session information:
    • Create a Session Name.
    • Choose a start and end date (Dates will need to be in the future).
    • Add Session Details to what you would like (Hover over the question mark if you are wondering what they mean).
  6. Click Save Session. An email will automatically be sent to you with the meeting details and links to the session.
  7. The next page shows the moderator and guest links. Anybody with the guest link can access the meeting without an invitation. For a private web conference session, send participants an email invite by clicking on the + Email Participants button.
    • When you type a person's name in the name field, or an email address in the address field, the system will search for matches. When you click on a match, the other field will automatically populate.
    • The the default for the Moderator field, is No. If other people will be moderating, change their status to Yes.
    • Click Save Participants once you have added all participants to the list.
  8. Upload presentation and media files that will be used in the web conference (optional).
  9. Click Save Session.
Accessing a Meeting

When you click on a link to Join Session, follow these steps.

  1. If you have not downloaded the launcher yet, click Download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Then go through the prompted steps of installing the launcher. Otherwise, click Launch Blackboard Collaborate now.
  2. Once the launcher is installed, a meeting.collab file should download. Click on the meeting.collab file to enter the meeting.

Keywords:teleconference web conference   Doc ID:50845
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-04-25 16:03 CDTUpdated:2017-11-01 13:45 CDT
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