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

100%

Zoom Soft Launch - Phase I: February 7, 2022

100%

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

10%

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