Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Known Issue: Audio Notifications are not heard on Safari 12 browser

Users that join a Collaborate Ultra session are unable to hear audio notifications on Safari 12.1.2 on Mac and iOS mobile.

Steps to Replicate:

  1. Launch a Collaborate Ultra session with 2 moderator users in the session (one moderator on Safari 12 and the other one on Chrome or any).
  2. Enable all audio/video notifications on Safari 12.
  3. Send all notifications (Chat, raise hand, etc).
Symptoms: Unable to hear audio notifications on Safari 12.
Cause: AutoPlay is disabled in Safari Browser unless user presses play button.


The Workaround on Mac:

The user would need to do this manually.

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari and click on Preferences ChoosePreferences.png
  2. Then click Websites ClickWebsites.png
  3. Click Auto-Play in the list on the left. Do any of the following: Choose settings for a website in the list: Select the website ( in this case) on the right, then choose the option: Allow All Auto-play AllowAuto-Play.png
  4. After Allowing All Auto-Play, you will be able to hear the Collaborate Ultra session notifications
Note: This workaround is NOT applicable to iOS mobile.