Enter the Blackboard Collaborate Test Room

We recommend you use Google Chrome to join Blackboard Collaborate Sessions. The test link below enables you to check your connection to Blackboard Collaborate, ensure your mic and webcam work, and practice displaying content by uploading a file or screen sharing.

Participants based in China should use Firefox to open Collaborate sessions.

This room is public, so take care to delete any files that you upload. 

Click to open the Blackboard Collaborate test room


After clicking the link, enter your preferred name at the text prompt. You do not need to enter your university username. If you're using a USB webcam or microphone, ensure it is connected to your computer, and click Join Session.

Screenshot showing join as guest flow

Once you join the Collaborate session, set up your mic and webcam. You might see a browser pop up asking for permission to use your microphone and camera - click Allow to use all of the features within Collaborate. Follow the on screen prompts to select the correct webcam and microphone, especially if you have multiple devices connected.

Screenshot showing Collaborate browser permissions

Please refer to the Blackboard Collaborate Troubleshooting pages if you experience any issues joining the session.