Collaboration Software - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Connect Comparison
There are a number of collaboration/web conferencing options available to UW Oshkosh faculty, staff, and students. This document compare the major features of the most commonly referenced tools: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Connect
Note: if the technology you want to use is not listed in this document please do not use it for instructional purposes.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the official web conferencing of UW System and is integrated with Canvas.
Google Hangouts is available to faculty, staff, and students through the UW Oshkosh G Suite.
Microsoft Teams offers chat, calls, and meetings and is available to faculty, staff, and students through UW Oshkosh's Office 365 license.
Adobe Connect is a similar product to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, but is only available to those who purchase a license.
Non-UW Oshkosh tools
: Due to FERPA
, and other data privacy considerations, it is strongly recommended to avoid use of other, non-sanctioned web conferencing software such as Skype or Zoom for any University or academic or business purposes.