Blackboard Collaborate™ enterprise instant messaging capabilities (formerly Wimba Pronto) allow your academic institution to create a learning network to support office hours, school services, meetings and desktop video conferencing—all initiated through presence and instant messaging. With Blackboard IM, students and instructors can easily see who’s online and available so they can instantly communicate with peers, colleagues, and experts. You even launch a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session with a single click.
Presence and instant messaging to find others and interact on demand
Desktop video conferencing and VoIP audio for cost-effective meetings
LMS and flat-file integration for complete directory of teachers, students, and classes
Convenient, ad hoc network invitations and broadcast notifications
Whiteboard with built-in learning objects and templates
Application sharing and queued chat for tutoring and online office hours
Instant access to campus services and instant school-wide notifications
Universal accessibility and advanced privacy features
BO: PO: TO: Stefanie Henderson SM: Others: Lynn Zayac (WSU), Pat Schmohl (QCC)
We are currently reviewing technical requirements and pricing models for utilizing Blackboard Collaborate Enterprise Instant Messaging in the Blackboard Learn environment.
Interested Campus Participation
Westfield State University
Licensing and Contracting
UMassOnline does not currently have a license for Blackboard Collaborate Enterprise Instant Messaging. Since multiple campuses have expressed interest in this system, UMassOnline is working on pricing .
If you are interested in previewing Blackboard Collaborate Enterprise Instant Messaging, please contact Stefanie Henderson.