Using CoE document cameras with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Instructional Continuity)

Instructions to get a CoE document camera working with Blackboard Collaborate.

Share your screen, don't use the camera as a default webcam

We have noticed that sharing your screen will give a better image on the far end in Collaborate (and likely others).  It seems that the default webcam pictures are limited in resolution and bit rate. This is what the instructions below describe.

Flipped Image in preview?

We have noticed in testing that doccam images will be flipped when previewing.  This is actually fine.  Most webcams are flipped so when you look at yourself, it seems correct like looking in a mirror.  This is what it's doing that for the preview.  I believe it should look correct on the remote end, at least that’s what we were seeing in testing. 

Using a Wolfvision document camera (VZ-9.4L, VSolution Cam, ...)

If you have a microphone that you will be using for Blackboard Collaborate, you can plug that in before these steps if you wish.  We will be focusing on getting the Wolfvision document cameras connected.

Download the Wolfvision software from this UW Box folder:

You will need to install the Wolfvision Vsolution Link software before connecting to Collaborate.  
You are going to use the Vsolution Link software to show the document camera.  Then you will need to share the document camera preview window on Collaborate. 

Watch this video and follow these steps to share the Wolf document camera.

Using an IPEVO document camera (with build-in mic)

The IPEVO document cameras have a built in mic that you can use with Collaborate if you wish.  Just be aware that when you are playing with the camera the mic is picking up that sound and transmitting it to the connected guests.  I would suggest muting your mic in Collaborate before adjusting the camera, then un-muting to continue.

Connect the camera to your computer's USB port.

Watch this video and follow these steps to share the IPEVO document camera

Contact Engineering Media Services at (608) 890-3325 or if you experience any technical issues.

Keywords:CoE, Document, camera, collaborate, doc, cam, Wolf, wolfvision, IPEVO, vsolution,   Doc ID:98913
Owner:Dusty S.Group:Engineering Media Services
Created:2020-03-16 13:37 CDTUpdated:2020-03-20 22:46 CDT
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