What is Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a tool in which to conduct web-conferencing as well as comprehensive online learning.  

Getting Started

Collaborate Current Service Status

Connecting to a Session

Use the NPS Collaborate Test Session at any time to test your connection to a Collaborate Session.  Instructions and troubleshooting for various operating systems are below.



For Instructors -

 - Creating Sessions 

Sessions can ONLY be created using Sakai.  NPS Staff and Faculty can contact clehelp@nps.edu to request a Sakai site which they can use to create sessions.  

Once sessions are created, participants do not need to be enrolled in the course site to join.  Session creators will get a Guest Link which they can email to desired participants.

 - Session Date/Times

The Sakai Collaborate Interface detects your location so any dates/times specified will be in your timezone.  Dates/Times will be adjusted for others in their own time zones.

 - Orientations (created by vendor)

 - Recorded Trainings (created by NPS)

Download the Powerpoint file used in the training.

If your NPS groups will like a live training session, please contact clehelp@nps.edu to submit a request. 

In-Session How To Guides

How to perform specific tasks in Collaborate with the improved user interface

Collaborate Features

What about all of those Elluminate Live Recordings?

Since Elluminate Live! has reached end of life at NPS Elluminate Live! recordings are no longer be available streaming.  

To request a recording in a .jar file format (stand-alone recording):

  1. Find your desired recording(s) ID in the Spreadsheet (.xls, approx. 1MB)
  2. Send an email to clehelp@nps.edu and include:
    1. Recording ID 
    2. How you would like the resultant .jar file be transferred, options include:
      1. A Sakai site - Please specify full site title
      2. A CD/DVD
      3. Podcast Server - please specify desired folder

If the requestor is not a Moderator/Instructor in the session, a moderator will be contacted for distribution approval.

Additional Questions

if you have questions or concerns not covered in these pages, please email clehelp@nps.edu.