Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Recording Storage Policy (New for Spring 2021)

After June 30, 2021, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will no longer be available. UW-Madison recommends using Zoom as a replacement for instructional and non-instructional web conferencing purposes. For more information, please see Blackboard Collaborate - Service Ending June 30, 2021

This document explains the new Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) storage policy for the Spring 2021 semester, going forward. This archive effort is part of a new media management process that the University of Wisconsin System implemented to address dramatic increases in the volume of recordings and strict vendor limits on allocated storage.

Blackboard Collaborate recordings set to allow public access (the default setting) will be copied to Kaltura MediaSpace via a nightly process.

See Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Recordings) - Media Management Process (updated) for more information about UW System’s Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recording policy, which includes UW-Madison.

Instructor-Specific Information

See the Canvas - Course Media and Course Media Settings tools document for more information on how to manage BBC recordings.