What to do about session attendance monitoring?

The last months have not been Collaborates finest hour in relation to session attendance reporting. Collaborate giveth and Collaborate taketh away… Over the summer we updated the building block which amongst other things brought with it the ability to view a list of students that attended a session via the Blackboard interface. No longer did Continue Reading…

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance Notification

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted CA-SAS Service Maintenance Notification Blackboard Collaborate will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. Begin Time: Sunday, June 29th, 2014 – 02:00am End Time: Sunday, June 29th, 2014 – 6:00am Affected Users: CA-SAS Details: During the upcoming maintenance, Blackboard Collaborate services will Continue Reading…

Collaborate Blackboard Building Block Upgrades

On July 5th 2014 Blackboard will be updated to the April 2014 Release. This means we also have to update the Collaborate Building block which brings in much greater flexibility to the way in which sessions can be scheduled and accessed. There are a number of changes that are important to highlight. The Collaborate Launcher Continue Reading…

Scheduled Maintenance: 22nd June

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 02:00 GMT until Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:00 GMT Collaborate and the scheduling system will be “at risk” and possibly unavailable. Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing 12.6.2 is a maintenance release and addresses the following reported issues. Resolved Issues Failed whiteboard pre-loads no longer prevent subsequent pre-loads. Users can Continue Reading…

Collaborate Recording Conversions Problem

It transpires that there is a problem with the recording converter that turns standard Collaborate recordings into mp4 videos. Description – The recording will appear to have converted but when trying to play it back the video will at best be only a few seconds long. The issues is listed as known here: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=2733 Although Continue Reading…