IT will be upgrading Wimba Live Classroom tool inside Blackboard from version 3.3 to version 4.0 on Friday, September 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. Wimba Live Classrooms will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes during the upgrade process.
Regular Blackboard services will still be available.
Wimba Live Classroom provides a live virtual classroom experience for students and faculty that allows for in-class chat, class polling and participation, desktop and application sharing, etc.
This upgrade fixes a number of current Building block issues as well as provides MP4/MP3 downloads of Wimba Classroom Archives, support for Wimba Classroom 6.0 server, Grade Center integration with Wimba Voice Boards and support for Internet Explorer 8.
For more information about Wimba Live Classrooms, contact Educational Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the EdTech web site: