Blackboard recently announced that they will be discontinuing support and shutting down their Collaborate web conference tool at the end of this year, Dec 31, 2020. We have not made an official announcement with regard to its use at NPS because we may end support earlier than that, but I wanted to let you all know. If I had to guess, I would think that we will want to be completely done with all Blackboard products by the start of the Fall 21 Quarter, at the end of September '21, but I don't know. I also don't know if we will be discontinuing Collaborate Ultra as well, but that's my recommendation. With the ITACS leadership in flux, it's not something that we are discussing at this time, so I will let you know what happens.
For students, you don't need to do anything. Once we switch to Zoom (or another web conference tool) you'll just find it in your courses' left-side menu, just like Collaborate.
Instructors, if you are interested in getting in to Zoom ahead of the discontinuation, please let us know! 831-656-2020