What and Why?
In 2010 Blackboard purchased Wimba and Ellumunate Live. As part of their strategic plan, they combined the two products and named it Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate combines the best features of Wimba and Ellumunate Live to help instructors and students realize what is possible for online learning.
Blackboard Collaborate is now enabled in all Blackboard courses. Wimba will be available until 08/31/2014. Instructors should download the Wimba recordings that need to be archived before the above date. All Wimba classrooms and archives will be permanently removed on 09/01/2014. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-6700 if you need access to a previous course.