Users of Blackboard Collaborate
I wonder if someone could help with the following.
When I try to upload a PP presentation to the whiteboard I get a message that says that the .PPT or PPTX is a not recognized file type.
I have run the the Microsoft tool to see if the installation had problems, but it found none.
I have no problem uploading videos.
Are you using Elluminate 10 or Collaborate 11? What menu action are you using to upload the slides?
And just making sure: do you have PowerPoint loaded on your computer?
I'm not sure what is happening, but I do know that there is better slide reproduction if I export the slides to image files first, then import the image files. Doing this might also provide you with a solution for your problem if you can't figure out what else is wrong.
Hints on ppt, pptx upload:
Preparing for online presentations, I generally suggest to
Further troubleshooting hints:
Hope that helps
Thanks. Still with problems. Help from Blackboard has not helped either. Started using "Adobe Connect" with no such problems and with what looks like better features. Probably will abandon idea of using "Blackboard"
Anyone sees any advantage of "Blackboard" over "Adobe Connect"
Sorry you've had this experience. Have you tried on another machine--I wonder if that might give any clues as to what's happening... I'm not the guy to do the comparison with Connect, but I usually do hear the opposite conclusion. I'm going to see if anyone else can help out here.
Yes, tried it from another machine also
Anyone sees any advantage of "Blackboard over "Adobe Connect ?
There is a lot to say and a lot has been said so. Did you read the discussion "Connect vs. Collaborate" on Learncentral.org ? Unfortunately it is gone, now, but for shure we will see this topic resurrecting here, (as "Connect v9 vs. Collaborate v12" at least) ;-)
Please let me answer your question focused on tech aspects, which are found more seldom in the web. I´m over 15 years in the business of professional development of "learning organizations" as independant consultant and coach. During the years, I got a lot of experience with many products, as I had to deal with, what my clients decided to buy.
A new Adobe Connect installation (not the old 2006 code version sold by Cisco) can be tweaked to perform sufficient and satisfying for many purposes, even in an educational scenario.
But if I have the choice, I ever preferred the Elluminate engine, which is still the base of Blackboard Collaborate.My viewpoint are related to the gear technology, which is the cause for many effects making this engine preferable:
PS:Sorry Steve, should have been a new thread ..
Thank you Mero for this extensive reply
Wow. What a great reply! Thanks for that.