COLLAB File Type

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What are COLLAB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a COLLAB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a COLLAB file?

COLLAB files are created by the Collaborate software, which was developed by Blackboard Inc. A .collab file is automatically created and saved in a default local download directory after the Launcher applet of this software has been installed in the user's computer.This program is an online learning tool that was designed to facilitate online learning and collaboration projects. Students can use the Collaborate software to access various online conference tools, Web collaboration interfaces and Internet learning applets that are available in this application.The .collab file format is used by the Collaborate software to create data files that may contain recorded user information about Web collaboration projects, online conference details and access logs to this software's Internet learning tools among other things that have been performed by the user with the Collaborate program. These .collab files are saved by the Collaborate software in local data storage devices and are not meant to be manually opened. It's best to leave these .collab files alone so as to ensure that the Collaborate software will continue to work properly in the user's computer.

How to open COLLAB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the COLLAB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your COLLAB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single COLLAB opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 3, 2014

Suggest another file format using extension COLLAB

While we know of one file format using the .COLLAB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .COLLAB file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of COLLAB files. Remember, different programs may use COLLAB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with COLLAB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with COLLAB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!