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Blackboard Collaborate is UGA's current online collaborative learning solution. Collaborate sessions can be setup and accessed inside and outside eLC by UGA users enrolled in courses, UGA users not enrolled in courses, and non-UGA users depending on the settings and permissions.  Users may participate in live Collaborate sessions via computer, mobile device, or phone.  Blackboard Collaborate also includes an archive feature that allows both audio and video recordings to be created for reviewing 15-30 minutes after a live session has ended.

This tutorial covers how to upload a PowerPoint presentation into a Blackboard Collaborate session.

Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Load Content

Click the Load Content Image of Load Content Button button in the Collaboration toolbar to open the Load File dialog.

Step 2: Select File

Select the desired file and click Open.

Image of Load Content Window 

You may be prompted to select the converter you want to use to import the presentation. If so, select Import Presentation with PowerPoint and click Load.

Load Content Dialog

Blackboard will convert the PowerPoint file into a Whiteboard file.

Step 3:  Page Explorer

When conversion is complete, the Page Explorer will open automatically.

Powerpoint Page Explorer

Each slide in the presentation is represented as a page in the explorer.

Click and drag to reorder pages, right click to cut, copy, paste and delete.

Use the navigation arrows to move sequentially forward and back through the pages of the presentation.