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

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

Started by Jeremy Stroud in Technical Support. Last reply by Jeremy Stroud Oct 13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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


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

One of my biggest disappointments with Collaborate (and there are many) is the limited in-class polling feature.  With Wimba you could do a decent in-class poll and the summary would appear in graph form and also allow written (open ended)…Continue

"the <ppt> file type is not supported for loading" blackboard

Started by Tom in General. Last reply by Bernard Feb 18. 4 Replies

I'm new to Blackboard. I'm the moderator. When I try to Load a PowerPoint file I get the message "the file type is not supported for loading. Would you like to distribute this file to ALL participants, using File Transfer…Continue

Tags: load, PowerPoint, supported, not

Using Prezi presentations in Collaborate

Started by Sarah Ricketts in General. Last reply by Mero Jan 16. 4 Replies

Hi,I was wondering if anyone here had got any experience/advice in using Prezi presentations in a Collaborate session?  I recently attended an online session in a competitor product (Adobe Connect) and was reminded of how great Prezi presentations…Continue

Tags: presentation, Prezi

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