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Blackboard Collaborate Original - Using the Whiteboard (UW-Madison)

How to use the whiteboard in Blackboard Collaborate

(Note: This is for Blackboard Collaborate Original only, if you are looking for help or information on Collaborate Ultra, go here

    To load a powerpoint slide show, simply click on the "Load Content" Button near the top-right of the screen and then select the powerpoint file you want to upload (There is a known issue with Collaborate and Office 2013, please use an earlier version of Office if possible):

    Load Content

    Once the file is uploaded it will appear on the whiteboard and the Page Explorer navigation box will appear.  This box displays all the slides from the powerpoint and allows you to move back and forth between slides by clicking on them.  You can also use Page Explorer to rearrange the order of the slides:

    Page explorer

    Once the file is uploaded you (and your students if you have enabled their Whiteboard Permission) can use the Tool Palette to modify the slides by drawing on them, entering text, placing markers etc.  (For more on the uses of the Tool Palette click on the link, go to The Whiteboard>Adding Content to the Whiteboard>The Tools Palette:
    Tool Palette

     (Note: if you are loading more than one powerpoint, Collaborate will load the second powerpoint slide show starting at whatever page you are on when you load it.  Make sure you are at the end of your first powerpoint before loading the second one.  You can always rearrange the order of the slides after you upload them.)

Keywords:Blackboard, Collaborate, Web conference, web conferencing, user template, online tools, online content, whiteboard   Doc ID:38642
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2014-03-18 11:20 CDTUpdated:2020-06-29 11:30 CDT
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