My UW System Portal - About My UW System Portal Web Conferencing
Faculty and staff can set up and manage web conferences directly from the My UW System portal and the My UW-Madison portal (the rest of this article will refer to My UW System, but applies equally to My UW-Madison). These web conferences can be used for a number of purposes, such as live discussions, presentations, office hours, and so on.
My UW System web conferencing uses Blackboard Collaborate software. Blackboard Collaborate is a browser-based web conferencing tool that allows people to communicate, collaborate, and participate in virtual meetings.
Why My UW System Portal Web Conferencing?
The advantage of this system is that it makes it easy to create web conferences and invite attendees, whether or not they’re in a specific course or on a specific campus. You can also save recordings (“archives”) of web conferences in My UW System and send potential viewers a link to the recording.
Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing software can also be used independently of the portal. Faculty and students can use Blackboard Collaborate on its own or with Desire2Learn courses.