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Use alternatives for Blackboard Instant Messenger

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Faculty/StaffStudents

Blackboard Instant Messenger (BbIM) will end service Dec. 31. This change is separate from the migration to Canvas. 

Alternative chat platforms for BbIM users include:

• Blackboard Collaborate Ultra's chat feature (recommended for digital office hours)

• Microsoft Teams, which will roll out for faculty, staff, and students soon

To learn more about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please visit Blackboard's online support page, register for a CDE Training Open Lab, or send an email to cdetraining@uta.edu