For guidance on accessing your Collaborate session (Mac), follow the steps below:
To access your session, click the Collaborate shortcut located in the Course Menu. "Blackboard Collaborate" is the default name, but this may be different according to instructor preference.
You will now see a list of sessions which have been created by your instructor, if not, then the session may not be available. You may also search for the session by changing the "Start Date" and "End Date."
The name of the session and the Date/Time it will occur will be listed here as well. Most sessions will have a default early entry time of 15 minutes, but it may be as much as an hour depending on instructor preference. To access the session, simply click on the session Title.
After you click the session, a new window will appear with the Room Details. The first time you enter a Collaborate Session, you should click "Download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher." This will put the necessary program on your computer to correctly enter and run a Collaborate session(NOTE: You should only have to install the launcher once for each computer you plan to access collaborate with).
Once that has installed, you may click "Join Room"
When you click "Join Room," a .collab file will download. This is the link to your Collaborate room. Wait for it to finish downloading and then click it.
Two pop-up windows should appear:
Click "Run" on the window. And Blackboard Collaborate should being opening. A new screen should appear like the one below and you are now in your session!