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Running the Blackboard Launcher with Java
1. Download the meeting.jnlp file and choose the option to open with if it does not run automatically.
Some users get stuck when installing the launcher (JNLP - "Java Network Launch Protocol") for Blackboard Collaborate since not all computers know how they should run the file (with Java). Users with this issue should do the following:
2. Browse for javaws.exe ( This is usually in: c:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre#\bin\ or similar )
Select "Open with" and click "Browse..."
Click "Browse..." again
Navigate to the Java "bin" folder
Select the Java Web Start (javaws) executable.
Note: java.exe and javacpl.exe will not work.
3. From here, the setup should proceed normally.