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How do I load a PowerPoint presentation into Collaborate's whiteboard?

These instructions assume you are using Collaborate and not Collaborate Ultra.

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You must be a moderator in your Collaborate session.

Using the Load Content Button

Before starting, make sure Microsoft PowerPoint is not open or running on your computer. If PowerPoint is open, quit the entire application before following these instructions.

These instructions assume you are in Blackboard Collaborate.

  1. Click the "Load Content" button.
  2. In the Load Content window that opens:
    1. Locate your PowerPoint presentation.
    2. Select your PowerPoint presentation.
    3. Click the "Open" button.
  3. Wait while Collaborate converts your PowerPoint presentation. Collaborate will automatically launch PowerPoint and direct it to process your presentation during this conversion. This may take several minutes.

Using the Page Explorer

Before starting, make sure Microsoft PowerPoint is not open or running on your computer. If PowerPoint is open, quit the entire application before following these instructions.

These instructions assume you are in Blackboard Collaborate.

  1. Within the main frame of the Page Explorer window, right-click.
  2. In the menu that opens, click "Open..."
  3. In the Load File window that opens:
    1. Within the File Format drop-down menu, choose "PowerPoint Importer (*.ppt, *.pptx)".
    2. Locate your PowerPoint presentation.
    3. Select your PowerPoint presentation.
    4. Click the "Open" button.
  4. Wait while Collaborate converts your PowerPoint presentation. Collaborate will automatically launch PowerPoint and direct it to process your presentation during this conversion. This may take several minutes.

Using Plan!

Please see: Collaborate Plan

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