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LMS chat and virtual classroom tools retiring December 6

The LMS currently has a chat tool and virtual classroom tool that are being retired during the LMS maintenance window 5-6 December 2016. The chat tool displayed text contributed by participants; the virtual classroom displayed text as well as a shared whiteboard, subject map, or web browser window. Blackboard has advised that they are no longer supporting these tools so users need to migrate to other options.

Zoom is currently available to staff as an alternative web and video conferencing tool for virtual online sessions. Other options for collaborative online sessions may also become available in the new year.

If you are a current user of the chat or virtual classroom tools in your subject or community, please contact us via the helpdesk request form to discuss migrating to a suitable alternative.

Chat and virtual classroom tools in LMS

Chat and virtual classroom tools in LMS
LMS chat tool

LMS chat tool
Virtual classroom tool

Virtual classroom tool

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Written by
Catherine Manning


Learning Environments support centre