instructor or meeting administrator will send you an invitation
(link/URL) to your actual live Collaborate session (usually by email),
so all you have to do is to click on that link in order join during the designated date and time. The link will probably look something like the non-functioning example below.
After a brief pause, you may be asked to open/allow the
Java service to run (depending on which browser you are
using), so please choose "open with Java" and
click on "OK". Please wait. You will see
the Java startup banner appear briefly, followed by the
verification window. Please wait. Then, depending on your
security and browser configuration, you may also be
prompted by a security banner asking if it is OK to run the
aplication, so please choose run, ok or yes and proceed.
The Collaborate window will appear and
be followed by a small connection window. If asked for a
connection speed and you aren't sure, then you can try
which is the most common. Please wait while the session opens..
After the program opens you should find
yourself in a Collaborate session that looks similar to
the image below. Please continue on to to setup your
web cam (if needed). Obviously, you will
need to have a web cam and/or microphone connected or built
into your computer in order to send audio or video. Nothing
is needed to receive someone else's web cam video, but
you will need a set of working speakers in order to
receive audio from others.
To configure audio features, simply
click on the audio setup wizard icon (as shown below) and follow
the directions. Also, please be sure that your
microphone was properly connected to
your computer before it was last started. If not, please
re-boot before proceeding.
After you have sucessfully completed the
audio setup wizard, you may click on the "Talk" button
to turn the microphone on in order to test your ouput.
You should see the
microphone level bar bouncing back and
forth as you speak. Please click the "Talk" button again to
turn the microphone off. Please do not leave your microphone on if
not speaking during any session. This can cause problems
for other speakers who may also be trying to send
Click "Video" to turn your web camera on
or off. Also, if you have a web camera, please be sure
that it was properly connected to your computer before
it was last started. If not, please re-boot and check
to make sure it is working with your computer first,
before attempting to use it with Collaborate.
To share your computer screen, simply
choose the icon indicated below, select "share desktop"
in the available selections and then click the "Share"
also using a webcam, please click on the icon that's
like the one shown below. (Please note: This feature can be
disabled by your instructor.)
When you finish sharing your desktop,
click on the stop button located in the upper-right screen
Systems Administrators (PDF): Click HERE for more information about firewall ports.