Overview

Background

Blackboard Collaborate is the University-supported virtual classroom and virtual meeting space technology. It is integrated with MyEd, Moodle and Learn. MyEd is the most popular integration for staff to create Collaborate sessions, and the only integration where students may create a Collaborate session. 

Blackboard Collaborate have upgraded their product (to Collaborate Ultra) with release at the University set for summer 2016. The new release changes core functionality and will require a new Collaborate API to allow users to access Collaborate Ultra. This new API (which uses REST APIs) will thus necessitate the development of a new channel in MyEd to replace the current one.

 

Scope

The scope of this project should include the following:

1. Analysing the new API and Blackboard's Integration Guide to determine what needs to be done to incorporate Collaborate Ultra into a new channel

2. Business analysis of any new features to ascertain which should be included in the current project

3. The development and build of a new MyEd channel that will allow users to fully access Collaborate Ultra

4. User testing of the channel and any of the features included

5. The deployment of the new channel and the removal of the redundant channel

 

Objectives & Deliverables

 

Objective 1To determine what is required for inclusion in the development of the new MyEd channel

D1.1

Analysis of the new API, Blackboard's Integration Guide and related documentation
D1.2A set of requirements detailing the new functionality to be included
D1.3System design documentation for the replacement channel
D1.4Approval from Blackboard for slution design
Objective 2To develop and implement the new MyEd channel
D2.1Channel, as developed, signed off by Blackboard
D2.2Successful user testing of channel that meets business requirements

D2.2

A new MyEd channel that allows user access to Collaborate Ultra and any new features

 

Benefits

1. Access to supported version of Collaborate for staff and student audiences

2. Synchronised deployments of Collaborate Ultra across different University platforms

3. Latest version of very popular and successful application will be available to all users

 

Success Criteria

1. Build and user testing of the replacement channel

2. Deployment of the new channel and any new features

3. Withdrawal of the 'retired' channel from MyEd

 

 

Project Info

Project
BlackBoard Collaborate MyEd Channel Refresh
Code
TEL032
Programme
ISG - Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Chris Konczak
Project Sponsor
Anne-Marie Scott
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Start Date
01-Feb-2016
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
08-Sep-2016
Programme Priority
5
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance