Join through the Blackboard Student App

  • Install and open the Blackboard Student app

Blackboard student app icon

  • In the college field, enter “South Arkansas Community College.”
  • Log in with your SouthArk username and password
  • Select the menu button at the top left


  • Select Courses

  • Select your course

  • Scroll down and select Tools
  • Scroll down and select Blackboard Collaborate

  • Select Join. (The word may be cut off depending on the screen size.)
  • You will see a purple loading circle. During this time, you may be asked to allow access to the camera and/or microphone. Choose allow.

  • You may also be asked to join the session with Bb Student or Bb Instructor. Choose Bb student.
  • When you join the room, touch the camera icon to start your video and the microphone icon to start your audio.