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BlueJeans

What is it?

BlueJeans is a web conferencing platform to enable communication between 2 or more people and for up to 200 people via web-based audio and video.

BlueJeans requires the use of a laptop or a desktop for optimal connections and use. Smartphones and iPads/tablets can access BlueJeans but have reduced functionality.

All devices should aim to have the best Wi-Fi connectivity or be hardwired into local Internet connections.

 

 

BlueJeans: Top Tools and Tips 

This video highlights the key features and functions of BlueJeans for instructors.

 

Teaching Ideas with BlueJeans

BlueJeans was originally conceived to support work-related meetings for employees. Recently BlueJeans has added features and functions that allows it be used as a viable classroom, office hours and presentation too. Tips for Using BlueJeans for Teaching and Learning – handout outlining components to consider when using for teaching purposes: Video Summary | PDF Version | Word Version 

 

FIPPA and Privacy

BlueJeans recordings are hosted on the AWS servers in Montreal, Quebec. The application has been approved by BCNET via a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for use by students and employees in BC post-secondary institutions. There is no need for a consent form. However, you should notify participants if you are recording a session and ensure there is agreement about how the recordings will be shared and accessed.

 

Key Aspects of BlueJeans

Handout of Key Take Aways From Guided Tour Session – Overview of BlueJeans: NIC PDF

 

Institutional License

North Island College entered into an annual agreement with BCNET to purchase BlueJeans in early February 2020 as its institutional platform for teaching and learning. The agreement was renewed May 2021 and will continue to be our platform until March 31, 2022 until further notice.

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