Watch Online

The Mansfield Center will use Blackboard Collaborate to provide a live stream of our Fall 2014 Conference worldwide. Blackboard Collaborate is free for our viewers.

Logging Into the Livestream Session:

Please note that while you can download Blackboard Collaborate before the conference, you will only be able to login to the livestream during the conference, September 10-12, 2014. We recommend logging in 15-20 minutes (depending on connection speed) before the scheduled start time of an event to allow adequate time for any necessary downloads.

  1. Go to:
  2. Under “Step One: Get Required Software” select your operating system and select “get software.” The download time is 20 minutes on 56kbps dial up and 1.5 minutes on high speed.
  3. Once the download is complete, open the installer and install the program. Give administrator permission if asked for it.
  4. Under “Launch Session,” click on “Open Software.” You may be prompted to update your java again but can click on “update later” to skip this. It may take a minute or two for the next window to open.
  5. Select “Run application” when prompted to run or save.
  6. Accept the user agreement.
  7. You may be prompted by Windows Security or another program to allow firewall access. Choose allow.
  8. Choose your connection speed.
  9. You'll be shown a Session Login window. Type in your name and location (ie, Sally Sample, Missoula MT) and select Log In.

Resizing The Video Image:

  1. Above the video window, open the menu and select “detach panel.”
  2. Click and drag on the edge or corner of the new window to adjust it to the size that you want.

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