Switch Today: BlueJeans Video Conferencing Retiring Soon

October 2, 2017

To the campus community:

Last spring we announced several changes to video and web conferencing options in our ongoing effort to help simplify and streamline these service offerings for campus. We launched Google Hangouts Meet in March, transitioned from ReadyTalk to Zoom in May, and now we are finalizing steps toward retiring BlueJeans in early November. If you currently use BlueJeans, the Campus Shared Services IT team is available to help transition you to a new video conferencing tool.

What do I need to do?

  • Save BlueJeans Meetings - If you have meetings you have recorded in BlueJeans and wish to save them, you will need to download them prior to the retirement date. Access to these recordings will end once BlueJeans is retired. Learn how to download and save recordings.
  • Choose a New Video Conferencing Tool - See the comparison chart below to help you decide which option will work best for you. Hangouts Meet is an easy tool that integrates with bCal and will suffice for most video conferencing needs. However, if you are wanting features similar to what you had using BlueJeans, you may want to consider Zoom.

Which video conferencing option is best for me? 

view full comparison of features here

I want to...

Hangouts Meet


Host an online meeting with audio, video, and chat

Up to 25 people. Additional participants for staff and faculty available through enhanced features request.*

Up to 100 people
>100 available for additional cost. view pricing

Provide a dial-in phone number for attendees

Dial-in numbers for staff and faculty available through enhanced features request.*

Toll dial-in number included; toll-free number with additional charge for host. view pricing

Record meeting

Not available; check out companion product: Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live.

Available; store locally and share through Google Drive or Box.

Share my screen (or documents)



Get access

Use your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in: bmail.berkeley.edu then go to meet.google.com (must use Chrome browser)

Use your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in: berkeley.zoom.us

Learn more

Know the cost

Hangouts Meet is a part of our overall Google contract (included in the cost of IT Productivity Suite). *Pilot opportunity offered at no charge through June 2018.

$2.85 per month (includes license and admin support fees) view pricing

Contact the service provider

IST bConnected Team
Website | Email

IST Telecommunications
Website | Email

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we have made these changes to expand support for the needs of our campus community while working to reduce costs on duplicative services. If you have any questions about video conferencing options, please contact the service providers directly.

Warm regards,

Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.

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