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Collaborate Web Conferencing

About Collaborate

Collaborate is a powerful tool that can be used to communicate with colleagues or deliver course content, both synchronously and asynchronously. It is built specifically for live, multi-media-rich, many-to-many collaboration. Whether you have two students or two hundred, Collaborate enables communication and learning. OIT is happy to provide this tool at no charge to the SFA community. To get started using Collaborate, please watch the short orientation videos below and select the Quick Start Guide that best fits your situation.

Please select a specific topic to learn more about how Collaborate can be used.

Overview of Collaborate
(Faculty/Moderators/Presenters)

Overview of Collaborate
(Students/Participants)

Application Sharing

Presenting PowerPoint Files

Quick Start Guides for Collaborate

For Faculty using Desire2Learn (D2L)

For Students using Desire2Learn (D2L)

For Faculty Not using Desire2Learn

For Participants/Students Not Using Desire2Learn

Java and Firewall Issues

Java Error Instructions


If you are getting a Java error message when launching Collaborate, try these additional instructions.

Attention Network and Systems Administrators:

(Ports 2187 and 80 are required.)
If you suspect that your campus or location is having an issue that might be firewall related, please refer to this guide.
Collaborate requires the ability to install and execute JAVA network applications.