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New Web Conferencing Software

Blackboard Collaborate is available for use and officially joins the IUP online learning toolset in Summer 2013. The Collaborate product will replace Wimba Classroom as the IUP Web-conferencing product at the end of Spring 2013.

Faculty currently using the Wimba Classroom product are encouraged to download any archives they may wish to retain. The archives will no longer be available following the migration to Collaborate.

Common Questions about Collaborate Web Conferencing

When can I expect Wimba to no longer be available?

Wimba Classroom will no longer be available after Spring 2013.

What happens to my existing Wimba content?

All content currently stored in Wimba, including archived sessions and uploaded content will be deleted. Items that you wish to save should be downloaded as soon as possible. Note: Archived session files take time to be generated and to download, so it is important to allot yourself time to do this.

How soon can I start using Collaborate?

Collaborate is available now. The ability of users to join Collaborate sessions via telephone, while not available currently, will be included in the near future.

When will training and documentation for Collaborate be available?

IT Services will be working through the Spring semester to begin rolling out training and documentation resources. In the meantime, instructional design and technical support staff are available to answer your questions regarding web conferencing and Blackboard Collaborate.

Getting Started with Web Conferencing

First Time Users (Checks your system for the necessary software & links to other helpful information)

Collaborate System Requirements (Supported browsers and Java versions you will need to understand when using a desktop device)

Collaborate Web Conferencing Online Orientation for Participants (An online video tutorial for students using Web conferencing)

On-Demand Learning: Web Conferencing for Participants and Moderators (Documentation and recorded training materials)


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Instructor Resources

Students Resources

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