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Downloading and Installing Blackboard IM

You can download and install the Blackboard IM client after creating your Blackboard IM account. You may perform this step either immediately after creating your account, or at a later time.

Tip:
You can install Blackboard IM on as many computers as you wish, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and classmates, even if you are not at your primary computer.

To Download and Install Blackboard IM for Windows
  1. Log in to the Blackboard IM Settings page using your Blackboard IM ID and password.
  2. In the Download section, click the Windows 7, Vista, XP link. The Blackboard IM installer downloads to your hard drive.
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  3. Double-click the BlackboardIMSetup file that was downloaded. The installer launches.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Review the license agreement and click I Agree.
  7. Select whether you wish to install Desktop and QuickLaunch Shortcuts.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select where you wish to install Blackboard IM.
  10. Click Install. Blackboard IM installs and a confirmation screen opens.
  11. Select whether you wish to run the program right away.
  12. Click Finish.
To Download and Install Blackboard IM for Macintosh
  1. Log in to the Blackboard IM Settings page using your Blackboard IM ID and password.
    • If you just created your account, you may already be logged in to the Blackboard IM Settings page.
    • If you did not just create your account, or you need to download and install Blackboard IM again, go to http://blackboardim.com and sign in using your Blackboard IM ID and password.
  2. In the Download section, click the Mac OS X link. The Blackboard IM installer downloads to your hard drive and the End User License Agreement opens.
  3. Review the license agreement and click Agree. The disk image opens. Macintosh install disk screenshot
  4. Drag the Blackboard IM icon to the Applications folder icon.
  5. Launch Blackboard IM from your Applications folder.

See Also:
Language Settings
Creating a Blackboard IM Account
Accessing the Blackboard IM Settings Page