UW System RFP for a unified web conferencing tool

The UW System has been conducting an RFP for a unified web conferencing solution for the entire UW System. The RFP evaluation committee has announced the recommendation to issue a Letter of Intent to Zoom as a replacement for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

While the contract negotiations have just started, the license proposed in the RFP will cover all faculty, staff, and students for both administrative and academic use. The plan is for Zoom to be implemented for Fall 2021. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra contract ends June 30, 2021. Please note that MS Teams will continue to be offered and supported at UWGB even after Zoom is available. For summer courses we are recommending that instructors utilize MS Teams.  More information will be shared with instructors on this soon.

Since we are only at the “intent to award” stage there are many decisions that still need to be made before the transition to Zoom is complete. The Division of Information Technology (IT) and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) will continue to monitor these developments and share information with you throughout this transition.

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