Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blackboard Acquires Elluminate & Wimba

This news came today in a letter to Blackboard clients.  Elluminate is web conferencing software that is available for faculty to use free right now through CCCConfer. If you've ever taken a webinar through @ONE (which I highly recommend), then you've used Elluminate. Look for these workshops during Professional Development week on Intelligent Integration: Elluminate Bridge for Blackboard and CCC Confer Training for Online Conferencing  for more information on how you can use this tool to enhance your teaching..

Wimba "brings students and teachers together with a combination of interactive technologies such as voice, video, podcasting, instant messaging, application sharing, polling, and whiteboarding."

This acquisition will form a new Blackboard Platform called Blackboard Collaborate.

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