Web Conferencing: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool that allows faculty to synchronously communicate online with students anywhere in the world. Collaborate Ultra is browser-based and does not require a separate launcher application or software download. Please be advised that Collaborate Ultra is a powerful product whose feature set is evolving rapidly, so we will be updating these guides frequently as new features are added.

How to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can be used just as any other web conferencing tool. Although Collaborate Ultra is available in all Blackboard courses, start by creating sessions and making the Collaborate link available for students to access.

Refer to the respective link below for the step-by-step guide on working with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Upon access to the guide, you may navigate through the pages for related content:

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Collaborate Ultra Interface & Settings

Presenting Content

Breakout Groups

Managing Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard

Using Collaborate in Course Groups

Collaborate Ultra Troubleshooting/Best Practices/Support Resources

Best Practices for Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

The following guide details some of the best practices for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra by students and faculty: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Best Practices

Troubleshooting for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

The following guide details some of the issues most encountered in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra by students and faculty and how to help resolve them: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Troubleshooting