Orientation for Online Education

Online and off-campus students may join the orientation via livestream.

To Access BlackBoard Collaborate for the Livestream (online and HSDC)


When you click on the link above your web browser should launch (you may need to copy and paste the above URL into your browser address line) and open a BlackBoard Collaborate window: "Get started with BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher."

  1. Choose Windows or Mac
  2. Click on the Download button – A download window should appear click Save File
  3. Locate the BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher-win.mis or –mac.mis download file 
  4. Click the file – A BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher Setup window should appear 
  5. Click the Next button
  6. Click the Install button
  7. Click Finish – You may have to click on the link below again to launch BlackBoard Collaborate
  8. BlackBoard Collaborate should launch.
  9. Visit the Tools menu at the top of the screen and click the Audio Setup Wizard to ensure the microphone and speakers are working properly. You can also submit written questions in the Chat section on the left side of the screen.