Welcome!  This is an independent user community for the Blackboard Collaborate, Elluminate, and Wimba platforms.

(If you're looking for more general public networking for education, we recommend Classroom 2.0 for educators and Student 2.0 for students.)

Start by creating a NEW account here (LearnCentral accounts have not been transferred over), then please feel free to introduce yourself, to start a forum discussion or create a special discussion group, or to just search the existing conversations.

To get a new free meeting room, you now sign up for the free 30-day, 25-seat trial of Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing by clicking here. At the end of the trial, you’ll be automatically transitioned to a 3-person vRoom. Answers to questions about the vRoom transition can be found on our vRoom FAQ.

Thanks for being here, and "keep collaborating!"


Steve Hargadon

P.S. This is a user community, and unauthorized commercial solicitations to members are not allowed.


Recording file format

Started by Mariusz Kowalski in Technical Support. Last reply by Allison Hamilton Feb 5. 1 Reply

Hello everyone,It appears that Blackboard Collaborate can save a recording of a blackboard session for later download and replay. However, playing it back in the Java client supplied isn't very nice (i.e. pretty limited). So I'm looking for a way to…Continue

Tags: file format, recording

Has anyone figured out how to convert recordings and keep the view that you get with just the link?

Started by Allison Hamilton in General Feb 5. 0 Replies

We are working on cleaning up our SAS and want to be able to keep some of our recordings but remove them from the SAS storage. However, if we convert to MP4 you only get audio and whiteboard. Anyone know how to convert and keep the natural file…Continue

Welcome and Introduction!

Started by Steve Hargadon in General. Last reply by Allison Hamilton Nov 17, 2014. 53 Replies

Please introduce yourself and let us know a little bit more about what you do and how you use Blackboard Collaborate.Continue

Workaround for "the <ppt> file type is not supported.

Started by Jeremy Stroud in Technical Support. Last reply by Jeremy Stroud Oct 13, 2014. 1 Reply

For those like me who have been plagued by the <ppt>/<pptx> file type not supported errors in Blackboard (such as…Continue

Vroom after trial has expired

Started by donna hanley in General. Last reply by Shayne Train Aug 31, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi everyone,I have completed my trial and then got an email saying it has been converted to a Vroom and all I had to do was click the link below. When I click the link it says 'link is invalid'. Could anyone help me access my Vroom.ThanksDonnaContinue

Pre-Class Music

Started by David E. Whale, Ed.D. in General. Last reply by David E. Whale, Ed.D. Aug 28, 2014. 2 Replies

I would like to play music before class in Collaborate.  The free Weebly site (using web tour) works but only for up to 10 MB, or 3 or 4 songs.  The paid version allows longer files but simply does not work in web tour.  Also, playlist no long lets…Continue

Connection Speed Settings in BbC

Started by Bernard in General. Last reply by Mero Aug 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi,Has anyone any advice on what connection speeds work best with each of the options available:LANCable/DSLWireless (300 Kbps)ISDN56 Kbps Dialup33.6 Kbps Dialup28.8 Kbps DialupAnd if it's the download speed or upload speed values that should be…Continue

Tags: Connection Speed, Internet Speed, settings, Blackboard Collaborate, connection

Simultaneous live face to face and webinar instruction

Started by Lisa Belsha in General. Last reply by Mero Aug 27, 2014. 1 Reply

I am working with our academics department to find a technology tool that will allow a teacher in a middle school classroom to be teaching their regular students while simultaneously teaching students in other school buildings.I believe Blackboard…Continue

Tags: speakerphone, microphone, learning, distance, equipment

PowerPoint Animation

Started by David E. Whale, Ed.D. in General. Last reply by Mero Aug 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Most of us, I suppose, make a PowerPoint show and upload it for the "live" class in Collaborate.  That's all well and good but one big limitation is the inability to use animation.  As we all know, there are times when it is much more pedagogically…Continue

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In order to use the Box.net shared repositories below, you have to go to their website and create a free account, then return here and sign in with your credentials. We're still trying to figure this out, so if you have any feedback or ideas, please feel free to contribute to the discussion on this topic.


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