Upload a Presentation

During a Blackboard Collaborate session, moderators can upload presentation files that will play during the web conference. Presentation files include PowerPoint, Open Office and image files (.jpg, .gif and .png only). Other file types cannot be uploaded to a Collaborate session.

Outside of Blackboard Learn

When uploading a presentation to a Collaborate session outside of Blackboard Learn, click the Moderator link you were provided and follow steps 5 through 8 below. To learn more about using Collaborate outside of Blackboard Learn, see the Blackboard Collaborate On-Demand Learning Center.

Within Blackboard Learn

Before uploading a presentation from within Blackboard Learn:

  • Confirm you have scheduled a session in Blackboard Learn.
  • Confirm that you have the application installed on your computer that can open the presentation file type (for example, PowerPoint).

To upload a presentation from within Blackboard Learn:

  1. Log into learn.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.

  2. Open the course.

  3. Click Collaborate in the Course Menu. If you do not have a Collaborate link in your Course Menu, follow the instructions for creating a link to the Blackboard Collaborate Tool.

  4. In the Sessions tab, click the purple icon next to the name of the session you are recording.

  5. When prompted to open the session file, click OK.
    Note: If this is your first time using Collaborate, you will be prompted to download and install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher application. 

  6. When prompted to record, click Close.

  7. Click Load Content at the top right of the session window.

  8. Browse to your file and click Open. The images from the presentation will be generated in Blackboard Collaborate and will be available to view.

Related Links

Get Started: Blackboard Collaborate Help
Invite Guests
Schedule a Session

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