Reevaluating Video Collaboration

at Georgia Tech

With existing agreements for BlueJeans and WebEx* set to expire in 2022, Georgia Tech plans to conduct a soft launch of the Zoom video collaboration platform as part of an effort to evaluate and introduce a new videoconferencing solution for academic course delivery and collaboration in Spring 2022. This launch is a culmination of efforts completed by a review committee, comprised of members from each division and college along with students and technology representatives, who worked identify requirements and evaluate possible solutions on their ability to:

  • Enable secure, reliable, and flexible course delivery and student learning.
  • Support virtual classrooms and meetings of multiple sizes.
  • Facilitate effective collaboration and communication across the Institute.

    Did You Know?

    While Bluejeans and WebEx will be sunset, Georgia Tech will continue to offer Microsoft Teams, which allows students, faculty, and staff to meet virtually, securely store and share files, and collaborate on projects and coursework.

    Important Transition Dates

    WebEx Sunset (does not include GTRI): December 2021


    Zoom Soft Launch - Phase I: February 7, 2022


    BlueJeans Sunset: May 2022 (BlueJeans Exporter Tool Released to Migrate Meeting Recordings)


    Video Collaboration Review Committee

    Dr. Jerry Seitzman, Professor, Aerospace Engineering

    Blair MacIntyre, Professor, College of Computing

    Kim MacLeod, Associate Director of Enterprise Services, College of Computing

    Charlie Wright, Office of Information Technology

    Alana DeAngelis, Office of Information Technology

    Samba Diop, Office of Information Technology

    Anne Jannarone, Office of Disability Services

    Emily Weigel, School of Biological Sciences

    Scott Harlan, Georgia Tech Research Institute

    R K Samford, Georgia Tech Language Institute

    Matt Lisle, Center for 21st Century Universities

    Robert Wellman, Georgia Tech Professional Education

    Chaohua Ou, Center for Teaching and Learning

    Tanika Kyle, Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting

    Peter Brecke, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

    Michael Smith, Scheller College of Business

    James Pete, Office of Information Technology

    David Leonard, Office of Information Technology

    Casey Piquette, Administrative Services Center

    Caleb Torres, Office of Emergency Management

    Charles Zeagler, Institute for People and Technology

    Michelle Rinehart, College of Design

    Derek McKenzie, Office of Information Technology

    Troy Hilley, Academic & Research Computing Services

    David McDuffie, Georgia Tech Library

    Malynda Dorsey, Office of Information Technology

    Courtney Hill, Office of Information Technology

    Devesh Ranjan, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

    Kim Kruthaup, Office of Information Technology

    Steven Hodges, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

    Dale Myers, Student Life

    Andrina Hires, Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting