Tech Check

To test your computer’s readiness for your online meeting, enter your name below and click the “Enter Now” button. The virtual meeting software will load. Once logged in, follow the instructions on the screen to test your audio.

Technical Check

Need more assistance getting your computer ready for a live online event? Visit the Blackboard Collaborate support area. New to the Blackboard Collaborate (formerly ElluminateLive) platform? Take a tour.

When prompted, simply enter your first name to proceed to the Test Room.


If you do not already have Java Web Start on your computer — which is required to access the webinar — you can download it here.

When joining a Blackboard Collaborate 11 session for the first time you may see a security dialog box asking to confirm the application’s digital signature. Click “Run” to continue. (You only need to do this the first time you use the Virtual Classroom. You can also download the latest version of Java here.

We suggest going through the download at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar, but preferably several days in advance allowing time to seek help should you need any assistance.

To have the best possible experience while using the Meeting Room, participants should have speakers or headphones.


The Webinar is accessible on both PC and Macintosh platforms. The minimum PC requirements are a Pentium III 1 Ghz with 64MB of memory and a sound card. The minimum Mac requirements are a G5, G5 or Intel with 64MB of memory when using OSX 10.5 – 10.6.