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Getting Started

Please use the following steps to get started. 

  • Watch a Blackboard Collaborate Orientation Video.
  • Attend a training provided by FDIS office or College Instructional Designer.
  • Preload presentation material into Collaborate.  Make sure to load files that are supported into the Whiteboard.  For example, PowerPoint fle (.ppt & .pptx,) and images files (.jpg, .png, .bmp.)  Please note that PDF, or Word files can not be loaded.
  • Decide on any interactive activities.  For example, doing a poll and giving a quiz.
  • Test session prior to the live session.
  • Keep these two documents as resources.

- Web Conferencing Essentials for Participants

- Getting Stated for Participants Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

If you have any questions about Blackboard Collaborate, Please contact the FDIS office at or 832-842-2147