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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Available via My UW Portal on August 1, 2017

Posted: 2017-07-26 15:50:48   Expiration: 2017-08-08 17:00:00

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2017-07-26 15:50:48. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

UPDATE (8/8/17):Users from all campuses had access to two widgets, one named "Web Conferencing (Blackboard)" and the other "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra," The latter is redundant and was removed on the morning of Tuesday, August 8. This change should have no impact on users.

UPDATE (8/1/17): Users from some UW campuses (UW-Extension, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point) may have been unable to access the services due to an unexpected issue. This was resolved at 12:20 p.m. and we apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

All UW System faculty and staff have access to Blackboard's newest version of their web conferencing solution, which is named Collaborate Ultra (v17.*), and continue to have access to Collaborate Original (v12.*). This is made possible by a new widget that was released to the My UW portal on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

More details about this change is available at [Link for document 74627 is unavailable at this time] .

-- Blackboard Collaborate Service