If this is your first time launching a collaborate session then you will need to install the Collaborate Launcher.
Once Collaborate Launcher is installed, to join a "live" session:
1. Click on the "Blackboard Collaborate" link from the left menu. Under Scheduled Session, click on the session that you want to join.
2. On the Room Details page, click on the ""Join Room" Button
Depending on your Browser settings it will either open the meeting.collab file directly using the Collaborate Launcher, or it will download a meeting.collab file to your default Download directory, in which case you will need to double click on the meeting.collab file to run it.
For information on Playing a Recording please see Play a Collaborate Recording