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Flash-based Browser Support

Browsers using Flash® include the following.

  • Firefox® 48 and lower
  • Internet Explorer®
  • Safari®

Application sharing issues

Application sharing is not available in browsers supported using Flash. If you want to share an application, use ChromeTM or Firefox 49 and higher.

More on Browser Support

More on Chrome Support


Audio and video issues

If you are having issues with your audio or video, please check the following:

  • Check that the browser has permission to access your camera and microphone.
  • Check that the audio or video controls are enabled. A line through the icons means that a device is not enabled.

If you are still having issues, set camera and microphone settings by site in your device control panel.

  1. On Windows® open your Control Panel. On Mac® open your System Preferences.
  2. Select the Flash® player.
  3. Select Camera and Mic.
  4. Select Camera and Microphone Settings by Site.
  5. Select Add and type the Collaborate domain.

    You can find the domain in your browser URL field between "https://" and "/collab/ui/...". It will look something like "us.bbcollab.com".

  6. Select Allow and Add.

When you add this domain to the Flash player settings you're allowing any collaborate application running on that domain access to your microphone and camera.


Audio set up with JAWS

If you are having issues with setting up your audio and video with JAWS, use your ChromeTM browser to set it up.

More on audio set up with JAWS in Chrome


Audio set up with VoiceOver

If you are having issues with setting up your audio and view with VoiceOver, follow these steps:

  1. From the Collaborate session press Control + Option + Spacebar to focus on the Share Audio button.
  2. Press the Up and Down arrows to select the microphone you want to use.
  3. VoiceOver announces "You sound great!" when Collaborate is receiving your audio. Press the arrow keys to move to Yes, it's working and press Enter.
  4. Press the Up and Down arrows to select the camera you want to use.
  5. VoiceOver announces "You look great!" when Collaborate is receiving your video. Press the arrow keys to move to Yes, it's working and press Enter.
  6. Close the dialog.

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