Important Notice - Collaborate Original Discontinued

As part of the myLesley update in January 2018, we switched from Collaborate Original to Collaborate Ultra.  Collaborate Original is a java-based tool that required users to install multiple software on their computer, making access a problem. Collaborate Ultra is web-based, much easier to use, and also integrated directly into your myLesley course. 

View the Collaborate Ultra Resources to get started. If you need assistance switching to Skype for Business or Collaborate Ultra, email

Accessing Collaborate Original Recordings

If you used Collaborate Original in a previous course, you may still access your session recordings. 

From your myLesley course, go to your Course Control Panel. Select Course Tools and select Blackboard Collaborate.

This will bring you in to Blackboard Collaborate Original. Select Recordings and search for your recorded sessions.

Select a session. To play the original Collaborate Original file, click on the Collaborate icon.

You may also convert the session to MP3 (audio only) or MP4 (audio and video). To convert your file, click on the appropriate Convert link. It will take several minutes to convert your file.