Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Setting Up the Camera and Microphone Manually as a Moderator

This document explains how to do a manual setup of the camera and microphone in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Setting Up the Camera and Microphone Manually as a Moderator
Please note: The recommended browser for use with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is Google Chrome.  If you do not have Chrome installed on your computer, you can get if from Software Center.

If you missed the messages when you first entered the session about setting up your camera and microphone,  you can still set them up.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Setting Up the Camera and Microphone Manually as a Moderator

To get started you will need to be in the Audio and Video Settings area of the My Settings panel, which is inside the Collaborate panel. Go to the lower right-hand side of your screen and click on the purple button with the double arrowhead inside it. Opener button
After the Collaborate panel opens, click on the “Cog Wheel” button to go to the My Settings panel. Cog Wheel tab selected in collaborate panel
In the My Settings panel, click on the arrowhead to open the Audio and Video Settings panel.  My Settings Panel with arrow pointing to arrowhead for audio and video panel
When the Audio and Video Settings panel opens, click where it says, “Set Up your Camera and Microphone.” audio and video settings panel
The first window that will open is the Audio Test window. Speak into your microphone and see if the purple bar moves on your screen. If it moves when you speak, click on the “Yes - It’s working” button. Audio Test window
If you are having difficulty getting the purple bar to appear and move when you speak, open the dropdown menu and check to see if you have another microphone in place. While you have this menu open, choose the microphone that you are trying to use for the session. Audio Test window with dropdown menu open

After you click the “Yes - It’s working” button, the Video Test window will open. If you can see yourself, click on the “Yes - It’s working” button. If you are not able to see yourself, open the dropdown menu to ensure that you have the correct webcam selected.

Note: Participants on very slow connections may have issues sending and receiving video.
video test window

When you are in the Audio and Video Settings panel, you may also raise and lower the volume on your speakers and your microphone. If closed captioning is available, you may also check the box to display the closed captions.

Note: Collaborate Ultra does not automatically caption sessions. Closed captioning requires the use of one or more people to type the captions as the session runs. Learning Technology Services (LTS) does not provide personnel or funding for closed captioning.
adjust volume settings for microphone and speakers

Note: Learning Technology Services (LTS) does not provide or pay for the use of session captioners.

If you would like training or assistance with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.



Keywords:blackboard collaborate ultra, collaborate ultra, collaborate ultra camera, collaborate ultra microphone, blackboard collaborate ultra tutorial, collaborate ultra tutorial, collaborate tutorial, ultra tutorial   Doc ID:66105
Owner:Rich B.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-08-15 16:10 CDTUpdated:2017-05-01 15:27 CDT
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