Does Blackboard work on Mac?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

Blackboard Collaborate works on Mac computers. To use Blackboard Collaborate on a Mac, you will need to download and install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.

Here are the steps to install the launcher on a Mac:

1. On the Room Details page in Blackboard Collaborate, you will see an option to either “Join Room” or select a recording link from the Recordings table. Click on the appropriate option.

2. When you click on the “Join Room” or recording link, Blackboard Collaborate will prompt you to download the launcher installer. Click on the “Download and install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher” button.

3. After clicking the download button, a DMG file will be downloaded to your Mac. Locate the downloaded file (usually in the Downloads folder) and double-click it to open it.

4. The DMG file will open as a virtual disk on your Mac. Double-click on the installer package inside the virtual disk.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. You may need to enter your Mac’s administrator password during the installation process.

6. Once the installation is complete, you can close the installer package and the virtual disk.

7. Now, when you click on the “Join Room” or recording link in Blackboard Collaborate, the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher will automatically launch and open the session or recording.

It is worth noting that Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing platform that allows for real-time collaboration, so you will need a stable internet connection to use it effectively on your Mac. Additionally, make sure your Mac meets the system requirements for running Blackboard Collaborate.

In my personal experience, I have used Blackboard Collaborate on a Mac without any major issues. The installation process was straightforward, and the launcher worked well in launching the sessions and recordings. However, it is always a good idea to keep your Mac’s operating system and browser up to date to ensure compatibility with Blackboard Collaborate.

Blackboard Collaborate is a reliable tool for online collaboration and works well on Mac computers with the necessary installation of the launcher.