Learning2gether helps CALL-IS with a Bb Collaborate Refresher

Learning2gether Episode 320

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On Sunday Feb 21 Learning2gether hosted an open event for volunteers who would be webcasting from the CALL-IS EV (Electronic Village) at the TESOL 2016 conference in Baltimore, Maryland this coming April 5-8. The purpose was to update and familiarize any CALL-IS volunteers hands-on with the tool.


This video gives the most viewable excerpts of the much longer Bb Collaborate recording. It covers uploading and driving content such as PPT slides, web tours, and screen shares. Screen share is illustrated in sandbox mode and then in showing webcast volunteers how to log on as Session Moderators and then find where the recordings are at on the elluminate.sas server via the LearningTimes interface.

Relevant links from the text chat:

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/


We’ve learned a few things about Bb Collaborate and how to cope with the new .collab file system. In a nutshell, in order to use

IMPORTANT: Configure Bb Collaborate WELL beforehand

TIP #1 -Start with the Tech Check: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/tech-check/

This will install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher if you need it

TIP #2 – If the launcher won’t open on a PC try the Brute Force method; see


Direct link to YouTube tutorial: http://youtu.be/-Zol7rZb9uo

TIP #3 – Use Firefox instead of Chrome




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