During the 2013-2014 academic year, Kent State University is moving from using Wimba for real-time online conferences and presentations to Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate provides a real-time space for engaging learners and participants interactively. A number of tools can be made available, such as navigating to website, sharing documents and computer desktop, and an interactive white board. Students and instructors can communicate via video, audio, and instant chat. Sessions can also be recorded for future use.
Blackboard Collaborate generates a link that can be provided so external users can access the session from outside Kent State University.
If you are organizing a live video/web conference, please complete this form (please sign in with your Flashline username and password) to request a Blackboard Collaborate online space for your conference. Please allow at least 48 hours until the web conference date.
Telephone and skype conferences remain available using the Polycom system and tools available in 210 White Hall. Please contact Julee Henry (Jahenry2@kent.edu) for further information on organizing these kinds of sessions or review the information in "Room-Based Video Conferencing" from the left-hand navigation menu.