First Tuesdays Login Instructions

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The Washington State Library uses Blackboard Collaborate for our online training needs. No registration is required, but it is recommended that you sign in at least 5 minutes prior to the presentation to correct any issues which may arise.

To access the First Tuesdays room in Blackboard Collaborate:

  1. Go to the Blackboard Collaborate sign-in page
  2. Enter your name and click the Login button
  3. After Blackboard Collaborate has loaded, it is recommended that you run the Audio Setup Wizard:
    1. Click Tools on the menu bar
    2. Select Audio from the submenu
    3. Select Audio Setup Wizard

Please ensure that Java is installed on your system prior to running Blackboard Collaborate. The most recent version of Java may be found by visiting

If this is your first time using Blackboard Collaborate, you may receive multiple popups. Depending on your browser and configuration, these will appear in the center of your screen or a message will appear in a small bar at the top of the screen. If you receive a message asking you to download a file, select Open With... and select Java to ensure that the program loads correctly.

A brief introduction video is available from Blackboard Collaborate under Elluminate Live! V10 for Participants.


If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Jeremy Stroud at 360.570.5583 or You may also review the Blackboard Collaborate FAQ Adobe Reader - Click to Download for troubleshooting tips.

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