The Collaborate Original Launcher is dependent on a version of Java which will no longer receive support after 2020. As such, Blackboard will switch off Collaborate Original on August 1 2020.
Collaborate Original sessions look like this:
Collaborate Ultra will not be affected by the shutdown of Collaborate Original.
Links to Recordings, either inside Blackboard Courses or guest links, will stop working on 1 January 2021.
If you will need access to any of these recordings after this date, you need to ensure you do the following:
- Convert each recording you require to MP4
- When the conversion is complete, download the MP4
You can then upload them to Aston Replay and add them to your Blackboard course.
Contact the Technology-Enhanced Learning team for more help on how to do this.
If you are still using Original, reach out to the Technology-Enhanced Learning team for help on moving your webinar sessions over to Collaborate Ultra.
You can read more on Behind the Blackboard…
… or contact the Technology-Enhanced Learning Team.
This post was edited on 27 February 2020. Previous communication from Blackboard suggested that recordings would cease to work on 1 August 2020.