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Blackboard Collaborate Launcher

The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher is a program for Windows and Mac computers that allows you to join a Collaborate session without having to have Java installed on your computer. After clicking a link to join a Collaborate session, a .collab file will be downloaded by your browser which you can then open using the launcher.

If you do not have the launcher installed when you click a link to join a session, click the download link to go to a page where you can download and then install the launcher. After installing the launcher, click the link to join the session again and you will be able to open the .collab file that is downloaded with the launcher. The launcher only needs to be installed once on the computer you are using to join a Collaborate session


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