Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is built into the Blackboard LMS and is a great tool for conducting your online class.

As a faculty member, you may prefer to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra over other web-conferencing tools, such as Zoom or Google Meet. We have compiled several tutorials that will help you get started with using Zoom in your classroom.

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Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Overview)

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, here are a few videos that give you a great overview of the entire tool. The first one is very general and the second one will give you a much deeper dive into all of the functions of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Creating Sessions

Collaborate Ultra allows you to easily create sessions in your course. Whether you want to create a single session or a recurring session every Monday at 9am, it’s quick and simple. This video will walk you through that process.

How to Record Sessions

It is important to record your classroom sessions for students who might be unable to attend the live session or if they want to go back and watch it again. This video will show you how to record your Collaborate Ultra sessions.

Locating Recorded Sessions

Watch this video to find out where your recorded Collaborate Ultra sessions are in your course to share with your students in case they want to watch them again.

Creating Breakout Rooms

There may be a time where you want specific groups of students a chance to “breakout” into smaller groups to discuss and share content. You can easily create breakout groups in Collaborate Ultra and this video will walk you through that process.