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.COLLAB File Extension

File TypeBlackboard Collaborate Session File

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What is a COLLAB file?

A COLLAB file is a session file used by Blackboard Collaborate Launcher, a utility that allows users to launch Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings. It contains a link to a conferencing session or recording that launches Blackboard Collaborate and brings the user to the session or recording.

More Information

In order to open a COLLAB file, you must have the Collaborate Launcher installed on your computer. Follow the steps below to download and install the Collaborate Launcher:

  1. Go to the Blackboard Collaborate website and log in to your course.
  2. Click "Join Room."
  3. Select "Join Room" on the Room Details page or click a recording link from the "Recordings" table.
  4. Download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher when prompted.

Once you download and install the launcher, click the session or recording link again from the Blackboard Collaborate website. The download of the COLLAB file (meeting.collab or play.collab) begins and will be saved to your "Downloads" folder. You can also access the COLLAB file through your browser (at the bottom of the window for Chrome users). The COLLAB file can be opened with the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.

Common COLLAB Filenames

meeting.collab - Contains a link that launches Blackboard Collaborate and brings you to a meeting.

play.collab - Contains a link that launches Blackboard Collaborate and opens a recording of a collaborative session.

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Updated 2/27/2017

About COLLAB Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.collab suffix is and how to open it.

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