Blackboard Collaborate 12.5 Now Available

Date posted: 6/10/2013

Blackboard Collaborate on Android

NIU has upgraded to the latest release of Blackboard Collaborate, version 12.5.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Support for Android devices!
  • Built-in phone conferencing with auto-provisioned call-in numbers, eliminating the need for a third-party teleconferencing provider
  • Single-click individual permissions and ability to toggle chat emoticons on/off for increased moderator control
  • Cloud-based MP3/MP4 conversion service, enabling instructors to make any recorded session easily accessible on desktop, laptop, and any mobile device
  • JAWS versions 13 and 14 now supported with the Java Access Bridge version 2.0.3

For more detailed information, view the tutorial here.

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