Posted by: Tony Bradley
Blackboard, Blackboard Academic Suite, Enabling Technologies, OCS, Office Communications Server, Office Communicator, presence, UC, Unified Communications
Colleges and universities across the country use the Blackboard Academic Suite to allow students and faculty to engage and collaborate virtually. Enabling Technologies is helping to expand the functionality of Blackboard and provide more effective communications and collaboration with OCS for Blackboard.
OCS for Blackboard automatically populates the Office Communicator client with information such as the course, users, teachers, and information about the school. Users can view the Presence details of the professor or fellow students and determine the best way to communicate.
“The Higher Education Universities that we have contacted are very excited to trial the OCS for Blackboard application,” says Bill Vollerthum, President of Enabling Technologies.
A 45-day trial evaluation version can be downloaded from the Enabling Technologies web site.