Changes to OWU Blackboard on Monday, August 14, 2017
- It now has Collaborate Ultra integration.
- Each course can have its own web conference or virtual office room, restricted to enrolled users in that course.
- These Collaborate sessions allow you to add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact online.
- It opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.
- To learn how to enable this for your course(s), see our Blackboard for Instructors page.
- New features are added nearly every month. Keep up with their Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra page.
- It’s now on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.
- Maintenance and security fixes happen automatically, as needed, with no downtime.
- Changes to the platform, such as new features and functionality enhancements, will be applied monthly, also with no downtime.
- New features are added nearly every month. Keep up with their Release Notes for Learn SaaS page.
- The new ‘Ultra’ base navigation will be applied in January, and instructors will then be able to convert their courses to the Ultra experience.
Please contact us with any other questions about the upgrade.
- Blackboard Help
- Blackboard Services Status
- Box Status (for content upload and conversion)
- Behind the Blackboard: Collaborate (for best practices, documentation, known issues, and knowledge base)
- How to Troubleshoot Audio Issues in a Collaborate with the Ultra experience Session (Behind the Blackboard article)
- Low Bandwidth Management in Collaborate with the Ultra Experience FAQ (Behind the Blackboard article)
- Best Practices for Managing Bandwidth when Application Sharing (Behind the Blackboard article)
- HTML 5 Web Socket Test for Network Troubleshooting (Behind the Blackboard article)
- Blackboard Community News site