The current Blackboard Collaborate contract ends 31/07/17. This project is to review the current product and the market, with the potential for a re-procurement. This will be necessary to ensure that the service provided is up-to-date and meeting user requirements whilst offering the university value for money.

The critical question that this project will seek to answer is whether we need to renew our Collaborate license versus using Skype for Business, which we now have on campus through our Office 365 subscription, or another solution. There are significant functional differences between products and their integrations with various learning environments which need to be considered.

Its is anticipated that effort required from Apps will be light touch project management to steer the production of a business case, plus potentially some assistance looking more deeply into Skype for Business.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2017 BLUE 21.0 days 15.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Virtual Classroom - Options Appraisal and Procurement
Code
TEL042
Programme
ISG - Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Karen Beggs
Project Sponsor
Josephine Kinsley
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Start Date
14-Nov-2016
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
05-May-2017
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance

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