Navigate to Blackboard Collaborate

Modified on: Thu, Aug 20, 2020 4:17 PM

1. Open your internet browser (Forsyth Tech ITS recommends using Google Chrome when accessing online classwork and resources) and type ''  into the address bar. If prompted, sign in using your Forsyth Tech student email address and password.

2. You should now see the home page of Blackboard. From the navigation pane on the left, click on Courses, and then select the course you wish to enter.

3. Most of the time, your instructor will have Blackboard Collaborate listed in the Course Menu on the left side of your screen. The link may have a different name such as:

  • Blackboard Collaborate

  • Collaborate

  • Virtual Class

  • Virtual Session

  • BB Collaborate

  • Live Session

  • etc.

If you do not see the above Course Menu, look for this chevron button to make it visible:

If you do not see any of these links listed in the navigation pane, navigate to the Blackboard Tools page, then select Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from the list:

4. From the Blackboard Collaborate page, select the session you would like to join. You may be asked to allow or block usage of your microphone and webcam, be sure to click Allow.

If you're still having issues with accessing or using Blackboard Collaborate, please reach out to your instructor, or submit a ticket at

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