Blackboard Wimba Classroom has been replaced by the Blackboard Collaborate Web conference. Wimba archives (recordings) are available only until August 2015.
Blackboard Collaborate provides most of the same options that Wimba incorporated such as:
Plus additional new features such as Grade Center Integration, in-session guest invites and file transfer of documents to participants
Blackboard Collaborate does not have the capability to import Wimba archived recordings and Wimba recordings will not be able to be accessed after August 2015.
If you have Wimba recordings that you need to save and reuse, you must convert the recordings to MP4 and save to a local computer, flash drive, or external hard drive.
Yes! Through end of year 2014 we will be able to dual-deploy both Wimba Classroom and Blackboard Collaborate. If you would prefer to begin using Blackboard Collaborate you must make the tool available using Control Panel, Customization, Tool Availability within the Blackboard Course.
Documentation and more information is available on using Collaborate at LTU Blackboard Collaborate