Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Temporarily Disabled Features

Blackboard is disabling Collaborate Ultra features to optimize reliability during peak demand caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic.

Note: The Blackboard Collaborate service will retire on June 30, 2020. This article will be unpublished at that time.
The Zoom service is replacing Blackboard Collaborate. It is available starting in Spring 2020.

Temporarily Disabled Features:  

  • Timer (a countdown timer that helps with classroom time management) 
  • Chat typing indicator (a visual indicator that someone is typing but have not yet completed their thought. The chat feature itself will still be available.) 
  • Netstats indicator (a visual indicator of connection quality next to each user) 

Keywords:web conferencing tools functions   Doc ID:98960
Owner:Dan H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-03-17 10:21 CDTUpdated:2020-05-20 14:48 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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