Since Blackboard has purchased Elluminate Live with full support going until December 2012, we have decided to look at other possible web conferencing systems. A committee of faculty and staff has been assembled and reviewing has begun.
In reviewing what we need at KUMC in a web conferencing system, we came up with this list (in no specific order of importance) of required items we need in a system.
- Recording and archiving
- Breakout rooms
- Live scribing
- PowerPoint integration
- 24x7 end user support
- Interactive whiteboard
- Desktop and application sharing
- Text chat
- Integrated authentication
- Faculty can schedule sessions
- Audio and video capabilities
Some of the systems we will review are:
- Adobe Connect
- Microsoft Live Meeting
- Cisco WebEx
- And others..
For more information on Blackboard's plans for Elluminate, see Blackboard Collaborate.
Posted at 02:52PM Feb 10, 2011 by sgerald