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How To Install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher – Mac OS X

1) Navigate to the Content Area where the Blackboard Collaborate Session is located in.

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Image 1: In this example the Blackboard Collaborate Session is located inside the “Office Hours” content area in a course.

2) Click on the Blackboard Collaborate Session.

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Image 2: In this Example the Collaborate Session is called “Office Hours”.

3) The Room Details page will open, Click on the “download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.” link.

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Image 3: You have to click on the “download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher”. If you click on the Join Room button without having the Collaborate Launcher installed the meeting.collab file will download but your computer will not know how to execute it.

4) Click on the “Download Launcher” button.

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Image 4: Click on the “Download Launcher” button to download the Blackboard Collaborate Installer.

5) The Blackboard Collaborate Installer will download. Click on the Blackboard Collaborate file once it finishes downloading. 

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Image 5: Click on the Blackboard Collaborate file once it finishes downloading to execute the Installer.

Note: By default on most computers items are downloaded inside the “Download” folder. You should also be able to find the file there.

 

6) A prompt will open warning you that the application was downloaded from the Internet. Click “Open” so that you can move it into your Applications Folder.

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Image 6: Click “Open” so that you can the Collaborate Launcher into your Applications Folder.

 

7) You will be prompted to move the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher to your Applications folder. Click on the “Move to Applications Folder” button.

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Image 7: Click on the “Move to Applications Folder” to finish installing the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher in your Computer.

Updated on November 20, 2016

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