Configuring Your Computer for Blackboard Collaborate

You should complete these instructions the first time that you use Blackboard Collaborate on your computer. If you switch to a new computer, be sure to run the configuration again on that computer.

Step 1: Checking System Requirements

Your Operating System



As you prepare for your Collaborate session, please ensure the following:

  • You are using the computer on which you will attend your session.
  • You are using the internet connection on which you will attend your session, and it is a stable, reliable connection.
  • You have speakers to hear audio from the session. If your moderator will require you to speak, you will need a microphone and speakers, preferably a headset.
  • You have the appropriate permissions to save files to your computer. If you are unsure, contact your system administrator.

Step 2: Configuring Collaborate on Your Computer

Configuration Room

Enter the Configuration Room and follow the instructions for setting up your audio and specifying your connection speed.

  1. When entering the Configuration Room, download and install the Collaborate Launcher if prompted.
  2. If you are unable to enter the Configuration Room, you may be operating behind a firewall.
  3. If you are running a personal firewall, it may be easiest to disconnect your firewall when you need to use Collaborate.

Step 3: Training

If this is your first time using Blackboard Collaborate as a participant, complete one of the following orientations:

Need Help?

Please access the instructional and support resources available on DELTA’s Collaborate page.