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In order for your students to access Blackboard Collaborate from within Blackboard, you can add a Collaborate tool link to the course menu.

In order for your students to access Blackboard Collaborate from within Blackboard, you can add a Collaborate tool link to the course menu (the main list of links on the left).

  1. Log into learn.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.
  2. Open the course.
  3. Make sure your Edit Mode is ON
    edit button in Blackboard
  4. At the top of the course menu (in the left column of the webpage), click on the button with the (+) plus sign to bring up a list of options.
    plus sign at top left of course menu
  5. Select Tool Link.
    plus sign at top left of course menu, with Tool Link highlighted
  6. From the resulting drop down list, select Blackboard Collaborate Scheduling Manager.
      • In the “Name” text area, type in the name that you want to appear in the menu (e.g. Collaborate).
      • Make sure to check the box next to Available to User.
      • Click the Submit button.

    Collaborate tool type option, with text area to enter name that appears in menu, checkbox to make the link available, and submit button

  7. This link will appear at the bottom of the menu. Drag it to the desired location (place your mouse over the link until you see a four-headed arrow, hold down the mouse and drag).