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Blackboard Collaborate to be Upgraded August 1

On August 1, DELTA will release an upgraded version of Blackboard Collaborate through WolfWare ( While no action is required at this time, anyone who currently has sessions created in the existing Collaborate website will need to recreate those sessions on or after Friday, August 1. Links to existing recordings will continue to work until December 31, 2014. If you want to keep old recordings after this date, you will need to migrate those sessions to a new location by the end of the fall semester.

New Features

You can look forward to these new features in the upgraded Blackboard Collaborate:

  • Website optimized for desktop and mobile devices

  • Easy access to recordings

  • Additional format options for recordings

  • More detailed, user-friendly participation reports

  • Collaborate Launcher, eliminating the need for a separate Java installation

  • Teleconferencing for participants with connection issues

Get Help

DELTA’s instructional support staff is ready to answer questions that may arise as you transition to the upgraded version of Blackboard Collaborate. Take advantage of the following resources if you have questions:

  • Visit DELTA’s Collaborate page, where we provide instructional and support resources

  • Try the new version on August 1 and provide feedback using the link on the bottom of the page

  • Attend a DELTA workshop about Collaborate this fall (registration opens August 4)

For more information, contact the LearnTech help desk at or (919) 513-7094.