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Blackboard Collaborate Replacing Wimba

This fall NDSU is switching to a new web conferencing tool called Blackboard Collaborate. Wimba Live Classroom still will be available and supported through Spring 2013. The reason for the switch is Blackboard purchased both Wimba and a similar company called Ellluminate and combined them to create Bb Collaborate. Archives will be accessible for a year or two after the transition, but if you have a Wimba archive that you will continue to use, contact me to discuss the options.

If you would like access to start playing around with Bb Collaborate, contact me. See the Bb Collaborate website to learn more.

Some changes also are coming for Live Meeting and Office Communicator.  With the Microsoft Office 365 transition, these soon will be changed to Microsoft Lync.

Scott Swanson, Electronic Media Specialist, (701) 231-7086

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