The VCCS has renewed its contract with Blackboard Collaborate. The contract is for three years, with the first year ending in June 2015 to align with the contract dates of other Blackboard products. There are some important changes in the contract that you may need to be aware of:
1. Blackboard Instant Messenger (IM), an associated product of Collaborate, has been renewed for the first year only. Therefore, the enterprise instance of Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of June 2015. The reason for discontinuing this product was a significant lack of system wide adoption and use, despite substantial training and promotion.