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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.
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.
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.