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Installation

To install the Blackboard Collaborate Moodle Module for Web Conferencing on your server, follow the steps below.

  1. Download the Blackboard Collaborate Moodle Module for Web Conferencing.
  2. Extract the .zip file to a temporary location.

    Although the product is now named Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing, the elluminate directory and web addresses were retained to ensure compatibility with earlier versions of the Moodle Module.

  3. From the temporary location, copy the contents of:

    elluminate_blocks/elluminate

    into:

    moodle_dir/blocks/elluminate

    (where moodle_dir is the location of the Moodle code on the server, for example, /var/www/html/moodle). In this case you would copy the contents to

    /var/www/html/moodle/blocks/elluminate

  4. From the temporary location, copy the contents of:

    elluminate_mod/elluminate

    into:

    moodle_dir/mod/elluminate

    for example

    /var/www/html/moodle/mod/elluminate

  5. (Optional) If you're using a theme that displays its own icons, you must copy the Blackboard Collaborate activity module icon into your theme’s directory. For example, if you were using the Chameleon theme with Moodle 1.6 or above, you will need to create a Blackboard directory in that theme.

    Copy

    moodle_dir/mod/elluminate/icon.gif

    into the following Chameleon directory:

    moodle_dir/theme/chameleon/pix/mod/elluminate/

    For example, copy

    /var/www/html/moodle/mod/elluminate/icon.gif

    into

    /var/www/html/moodle/theme/chameleon/pix/mod/elluminate/

  6. Visit the Moodle administration page (for example, http://www.example.com/moodle/admin). This page shows you the progress as the database installation script for the Moodle Module is executing.

  7. When installation is complete, click Continue. You will be notified of any errors or warnings, if they exist.

  8. Ensure that the Moodle cron job is correctly set up and configured. For instructions see http://docs.moodle.org/en/Cron.

    Blackboard Collaborate recordings will be visible through the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing block only after the Moodle cron job executes.