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

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

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 about setting up your camera and microphone when you first entered the session, you can still set them up manually.


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.  To access the Collaborate panel, go to the lower right-hand corner of your screen and click on the purple double arrowhead icon. 

Collaborate Panel Opener button 






After the Collaborate panel opens, click on the “Cog Wheel” button to go to the My Settings panel.

My Settings choice on collaborate panel highlighted with box and arrow 






In the My Settings panel, click on the arrowhead to open the Audio and Video Settings panel. 

My Settings panel with arrow pointing to opener for audio and video settings






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. Open the dropdown menu and choose the microphone you will use for the sessioni. 

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. Note: The "You sound great!" message appears all the time. You should pay attention to the purple bar to ensure that your microphone is working. 

Audio test window with microphone set






After you click the “Yes - It’s working” button, the Video Test window will open. Open the dropdown menu and choose the camera you will be using for the session.

video test window - choose camera






If you can see yourself, click on the “Yes - It’s working” button. 
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.

Microphone and Speaker volume controls


Notes:
  • 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.



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



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Owner:Rich B.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-09-13 10:12 CDTUpdated:2017-11-28 10:19 CDT
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