BbW12 Collaborate Overview & Roadmap
Wednesday morning, Bb staff members
Collaborate is going mobile
Enterprise instant messaging
Voice authoring – will this eliminate our need for the Tegrity lecture capture tool?
The mobile app will be in the app store soon!
Echo cancellation eliminates the need for a headset
Captioning window is improved – ADA compliance
Works more seamlessly with various other LMS
A scheduled session gets added to the Calendar – the Bb calendar, not the university calendar. This is a problem at my university where members of the administration urge faculty to avoid the Bb app in order to force people to use the university calendar.
New: grade center support – any session is a gradable activity. Column is added in the GC and if the point value is set to zero the tool will simply note the users presence, making it an attendance tool.
Reusable content – making recordings easily distributable – mp4 – going into beta soon
Long term: concentration on creation, storage & access
2-way video on the mobile app
moderation ability on the ipad app
streamlined deployment – ie, ldap (but if our Bb uses ldap already won’t collaborate by extension?)