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Collaborate Ultra Transition to Zoom- Summer 2021

Information and FAQ's regarding the upcoming Collaborate Ultra contract expiration on 6/30/21, the fall 2021 Zoom implementation, and the transition period in between.

Timeline graphic of the Collaborate Ultra transition to Zoom 

Blackboard's contract to provide web conference services to the University of Wisconsin System will expire on 06/30/2021. Access to Collaborate Ultra web conference sessions, recordings, usage data, and all other services will end on that date. UW System has issued a letter of intent to negotiate a web conferencing contract with Zoom, with the goal of having Zoom web conference services integrated in Canvas by Fall 2021.

Transition FAQ's 

What is the last day I can use Collaborate Ultra in Canvas? 
Instructors can use Ultra until the contract expires on June 30, 2021. However, to ensure a consistent student experience, the UWSA DLE Team strongly recommends that Microsoft Teams is used for all UW-Parkside Summer 2021 courses.

What if I have BBC recordings that haven't been transferred to Kaltura and I want to save them?

BBC recordings that you wish to save for the future must be manually downloaded/saved. However, BBC recordings marked as Public are already being transferred to Kaltura every 24 hours. Therefore, you will only be required to download/save recordings manually if 1) the recording is marked as Private or 2) the recording is made outside of Canvas.

Keywords:Ultra, collaborate, zoom, microsoft, teams, webconference, canvas, summer, 2021   Doc ID:110959
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2021-05-21 09:50 CDTUpdated:2021-05-21 12:17 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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