Institutional Closing

alert icon BCTC campuses and offices will be closed starting on December 16, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with normal operating hours. Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!

Using Collaborate in Starfish

1. Select your Profile


Screenshot Startfish Profile

2. Select Appointment Preferences


Screenshot Appointment Preferences

3. Add a new “My Locations”


Screenshot My Locations

4. Setup an office hour block with the location as Blackboard Collaborate

Screenshot office hour block 1


Screenshot office hour block 2

When a meeting / appointment is scheduled for this location you will receive a calendar invite with the following instructions:


Screenshot calendar invite

Special Note:
To access this meeting, you have to
Login to Starfish at the time of the appointment
Click Join Session link
The Join session link will appear 10-15 minutes before the meeting starts in your Appointments window on the Starfish Home tab

Screenshot Location of Join session link