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Upgrading for Wimba Classroom Customers

Begin the planning process early.  Because you can phase in Blackboard Collaborate while still using Wimba, you’ll facilitate the change management process and ensure a smooth—and successful—transition over time.

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Key features for Wimba Users include:

  • Built-in audio conferencing
  • Object-oriented whiteboard
  • Multi-point video
  • Tabbed, private, and supervised chat
  • Seamless integration with Blackboard IM
  • Mobile collaboration from iPad, iPhone, or Android (including Kindle Fire HD)
  • Easy conversion & distribution of MP4 files
  • Stream recordings to any mobile device
  • Lesson plan creation

What's Next?

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Upgrade

Learn how one instructional technologist spearheaded the upgrade from Wimba Classroom to Blackboard Collaborate at the University of Southern Mississippi. It's all about strategy, communication, and resources.  Read blog post >

Get Dual-deploy License

With a dual-deploy license, you get fully-functional, enterprise-wide Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing for testing and training while still running your production Wimba environment. To get your dual-deploy license:

  • Contact your sales representative or email collaboratesales@blackboard.com to purchase a Blackboard Collaborate Professional Services engagement
  • Sign up for our free 8-week Upgrade Cohort Program to learn about Blackboard Collaborate and connect with your peers who are also in the process of upgrading. Register now >

Visit On-Demand Learning Center

From basic recorded training to detailed product documentation, we’re committed to providing comprehensive, on-demand resources to meet your learning needs during the upgrade process and beyond. Explore on-demand training >

 
 

Ready to upgrade?

Contact us today to get started on your upgrade path

Featured Webinar

How The College of Saint Rose Upgraded Successfully to Blackboard Collaborate - October 10 at noon Eastern. Register now >

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