Collaborate 12.5 Update Available

collab_androidWe are pleased to announce the release of Blackboard Collaborate™ 12.5 web conferencing at UCSF. Collaborate 12.5 sessions are available starting Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The update will be seamless for Collaborate users, just join the Collaborate session as you usually would via the UCSF CLE to take advantage of the update.

Below is a list of new feature in Collaborate 12.5:

  • Support for Android devices to expand opportunities for mobile learning. Download the Android app here and the iOS app here.
  • Built-in phone conferencing with auto-provisioned call-in numbers, eliminating the need for a third-party teleconferencing provider. Learn more here.
  • Single-click individual permissions and ability to toggle chat emoticons on/off for increased moderator control. Read more here.
  • Cloud-based MP3/MP4 conversion service, enabling instructors to make any recorded session easily accessible on desktop, laptop, and any mobile device. To request MP4/MP4 version of your recorded Collaborate sessions, please contact LTG staff.

LTG staff will be working to develop support documentation for the new features listed above. Please contact LTG staff in the meantime if you have questions about using Collaborate 12.5 at UCSF.

For current Collaborate support documentation, please visit the Collaborate@UCSF User Guide.

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