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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is Ending!

We appreciate your attention to this important message. The CaTS-ITS department-team worked with the Faculty Senate IT Subcommittee during the March 2022 meeting and shared the need for one video conferencing tool to be adopted as the primary tool used for all students and faculty. The use of one tool is not only student-centered, but also more efficient to support and provide training.

Webex was selected as the primary video conferencing tool for use at Wright State University.

The initial email announcing the change was sent out to faculty on April 20, 2022. We have extended the end date from August 5, 2022, to now August 12, 2022.

What does this mean for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra users?
Due to the adoption of Webex, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will end at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

You do not need to take action to back up or move your Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings have been moved on your behalf to a SharePoint storage location.  Please see this link Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Static File Storage - Home ( explaining steps and a link to access your stored Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings.  Recordings can be left on the SharePoint Site and stored there indefinitely.  

How can we help with Webex?
There are three options for training to learn more about Webex:

  1. ITS has scheduled several Webex trainings to support faculty during this transition, go to to register for an upcoming training session.  
  2. View WSU training documents and videos here at
  3. If you are looking for additional training options, check out Cisco's Webex Training site for self-paced learning resources at (videos) or (documents). Additionally, Webex provides an Education Connector training site at

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If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at to open a ticket.