U-M to Retire BlueJeans in 2021

The university will retire BlueJeans effective May 1, 2021. This date coincides with the end of winter term and the current BlueJeans contract period. For more information see the BlueJeans Retirement Project site.

ITS contracts with BlueJeans Network to provide cloud-based conferencing service to the university. BlueJeans offers audio, video, and content sharing.
University of Michigan BlueJeans accounts are available to all active U-M faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates (individual accounts) on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses—including Michigan Medicine. Non-university participants can attend BlueJeans meetings without a university account.

BlueJeans offers two products to the university: Meetings and Events.

BlueJeans Meetings (Basic)

  • Designed for meetings and collaboration with up to 200 connections:
  • Host virtual guest speakers
  • Teach classes with students in remote locations
  • Partner with international research collaborators
  • Host meetings across campus
  • Advise off-campus students
  • Record and store meetings (for up to 180 days)
  • Reduce travel time and costs
  • Join meetings from multiple platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, videoconferencing room systems, and telephone
  • Live chat
  • Basic recording 
  • Meeting encryption and HIPAA compliance
  • Provide a remote desktop control feature for user support (in the BlueJeans app)

BlueJeans Events

BlueJeans Events is designed for large audiences and includes additional controls needed to host complex presenter, moderator, and participant events. 

Note: As of November 1, 2020, U-M will have limited contractual access to BlueJeans Events. There can only be up to five concurrent events, with each limited to 200 connections per event. We recommend that faculty and units needing to host large events after August 31, 2020 should begin planning to transition to Zoom Webinars, which can support up to 10,000 connections.