My UW Madison - About My UW Madison Portal Web Conferencing
Faculty and staff can set up and manage web conferences directly from the My UW-Madison portal. These web conferences can be used for a number of purposes, such as live discussions, presentations, office hours, and so on.
My UW Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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.
Note: For faculty using Learn@UW we recommend using the tools for Blackboard Collaborate integrated in Learn@UW for your courses. For more information on how to activate web conferencing in Learn@UW please visit this link.