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Blackboard Collaborate Voice Authoring – Chrome & Microsoft Edge Issue

The Voice Authoring Tool is a part of Blackboard Collaboration Tools. This is a tool that allows you make a voice recording in any content area which can be helpful in . This tool can be used from inside the Virtual Text Box Editor. This can be used to welcome students, build assessments, or add emotion and tone. However,  this tool requires Java to function properly and since Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge do not support Java accessing the Voice Authoring Tool tool with either of those two browsers will result in a grey box and the tool will not launch.

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Image 1: Joining a Virtual Classroom with Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge will result in a grey box and the Collaborate Voice Authoring Tool will not launch properly.

Workaround

1) In order to use the screen recording feature of Kaltura you will need to use another browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, etc.

Note: Be sure that you have the latest version of Java installed in your computer.

Updated on November 20, 2016

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