Blackboard Upgrade August 2017

Changes to OWU Blackboard on Monday, August 14, 2017

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The new ‘Ultra’ base navigation will be applied in January.

Please contact us with any other questions about the upgrade.

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