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Collaborate Update - Oct 2015

Here's everything you need to know about the October 2015 release of Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

Date Available

The October 2015 release is available on the following date.

  • Saturday, October 17 in U.S., Canadian, European and Australian data centers

What's New and Improved

The October 2015 release is a maintenance release. In this release we focused on resolving issues to continually improve your experience. We also added the ability to give you more control over how you see shared content.

Improved Audio Experience

Collaborate now accommodates for lower bandwidth or network latency when sending audio. This reduces the occasional robotic sounding voices so other people can hear you better. While we were at it, we also fixed the occasional 500ms drop in audio when the active speaker switches.

More Control Over Making Content Bigger

Now you have more than one option for making shared content bigger. Introducing the content resizing tools.

Best Fit: Take advantage of your screen real estate. Content adjusts to be completely viewable in the available area. It displays as large as possible while keeping the aspect ratio intact.

Actual Size: Return the image to the original size.

Zoom in: Make the content bigger. Move the content around to see everything.

Zoom out: Make the content smaller.

What's Fixed

We resolved many known issues. These include but are not limited to the following.

  • Six audio streams can now be maintained with less chance of missed audio.

More on resolved issues

Known Issues

They say Rome was not built in a day. The following link identifies the known defects and workarounds in Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

More on current known issues