Wimba Sunset Announcement

Faculty members and colleagues we would like to announce the sunset of Wimba Classroom, as well as, Wimba Voice. Many of you are already using Blackboard Collaborate, however, as of August 1, 2014 Collaborate will officially supersede Wimba Classroom as our web-conferencing tool for UALR.

Blackboard Collaborate is now available for use on computers, tablets, and mobile devices and allows faculty, students, and other colleagues to experience interactive web conferencing and multimedia recordings.

Collaborate features include:

·  Streamlined User Interface
·  Multi-Point Video and Updated Media Recording Capabilities
·  Chat, Whiteboard, Clip Art, Slides, and Other File Content
·  Streamlined User Interface
·  File Transfer Capabilities
·  Built-In Teleconferencing
·  Break Out Room Capabilities and Management
·  Web Tours
·  Application Sharing
·  New Accessibility Features
·  Record and Share Session in Your Course Content
·  Guest Access

Transferring Wimba Archives to Kaltura Media

If you have Wimba Archives that you would like to continue to use in your course, you’ll want to make plans to download your media and transfer it to the Kaltura Media Server before the August 1 deadline.

This is a great housekeeping opportunity as Kaltura lets you share your files across multiple courses from the server. An additional tool, the Kaltura Faculty Repository lets you also share course media with your colleagues. Kaltura easily processes most standard media formats and lets you manage your files from your course using the Mashup tool and My Media.

Please visit our tutorial:
Wimba to Kaltura Migration

Learn more
Blackboard Webinar: Collaborate Overview for Moderators
Blackboard Collaborate and Kaltura Media Tutorials are available on the Bb “Help” tab.

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