Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on the “Create Session” button

createSessionBtn

Step 5: Name the session appropriately and provide the necessary date and times for the session

Step 6: Select Teleconference Options to “Use built-in”

Step 7: Select Assign roles to “All users join as participants.” unless another option is appropriate

Step  8: Click on the “Save” button

Step 9: Hover over the title of the session and click on the action link item (circle) that appears to the right

Step 10: Select “Allow Guests”

Allow Guests selection

Step 11: Turn Allow Guests to “On” and either share the Public URL or Add guests to invite via email

Allow guests options with button turned on and showing URL and email option.

 

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on “Add Link” underneath the course’s room

Add Link selection for in default room

Step 5: Select the correct content area for the link to be placed in

Content Area List for where to add a link

Step 6: Click on the “Save”

Step 7: Click on the title of the link

Step 8: Click on the “Launch Room” button

 

Step 1: Go to the “Course Navigation Menu”

Step 2: Click on the “+” icon to “Add Menu Item”  Graphic of the plus button

Step 3: Click on “Content Area”  Graphic of content area

Step 4: Name the Content Area  Graphic of naming content area

Step 5: Check the box to make this area “Available to Users” Graphic of check for available to users

Step 6: Click “Submit” Graphic of submit button

Step 7: Hover to the left of the content area link, click on the four arrows that will appear, and drag this new content area to where it should go on the “Course Navigation Menu”.