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Open .collab Files Automatically on Windows

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To automatically open .collab files next time you launch Blackboard Collaborate, use Chrome as your browser.

This feature is not available in Internet Explorer and a bug in Firefox prevents its option "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" from working.

When you download your .collab file, Chrome presents you with the file at the bottom of your browser window. Open the menu and select Always open files of this type and then double-click the .collab file name to launch your session or play your recording. The next time you download a .collab file, it automatically launches Blackboard Collaborate.

Chrome option "Always open files of this type"