HSU uses Blackboard Collaborate (formerly known as Elluminate) to provide a virtual classroom or meeting environment for students, staff, and faculty.
To get the most out of using Blackboard Collaborate, you'll need to ensure that
Please refer to the comprehensive list of hardware, software, and sound system requirements to check your system.
Blackboard Collaborate works with:
Note: The Technology Help Desk is not able to assist with Linux and Solaris installations.
For ideas and advice on using Blackboard Collaborate to enhance instructional materials, contact your ITC for assistance.
Learn more about how other universities, both inside and outside the CSU system, have been using Blackboard Collaborate.
Blackboard and the CSU Chancellor's office are collaborating to improve the accessibility of the Blackboard Collaborate service to support all members of the CSU system.
You'll find many additional resources for using the different elements of software in the training section of the Blackboard Collaborate web site.
In order to host a Blackboard Collaborate web meeting, you'll first need to request a Blackboard account; follow the instructions on the Web Conferencing: Getting Started page to begin this process. Once you have your account information, you can log into the service on the web at http://sas.elluminate.com. Your login credentials are:
Username = <your HSU User Name>
Password = <your Blackboard Collaborate password>
You can also access Blackboard Collaborate through Moodle.
When you first log in, you should change your password. You can do this by clicking on the Profile tab and selecting Change Password.
You'll also find extensive tutorial materials in the form of videos and written guides for moderators and participants on the Blackboard Collaborate training website.