Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is an online collaborative tool using conferencing technology, built into Blackboard!
You can use it in the following ways to facilitate online classroom interaction and student engagement:
- Synchronous class sessions, discussions or meetings, which can be recorded for later playback
- Application and whiteboard sharing
- Breakout groups and Online polls
- Virtual office hours and Tutoring sessions
- Web conferences & Webinars
Technical Requirements and Help:
A] Browser Support: Please use the latest version of Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera or any other browsers: Other Technical Requirements
B] Internet Connections: You should verify that your Internet connection is fast enough (download 20 mbps or highter, upload 5 mpbs or higher). Wired connections (both on campus and at home) are strongly recommended. If you need to use wireless connections, please use EduRoam or fast, strong, secured wireless connections only. Please do not rely on wireless connections in public places such as coffee shops, malls and grocery stores.
C] USB Headset or Mic & Headphones or Mic & Speakers: A high-quality USB headset is preferred (e.g. Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000). If you are going to use other headsets, mics & headphones or mics & speakers, please make sure that they are as good as a high-quality USB headset. Analogue mics tend to create lots of technical problems. So, a high-quality USB headset is always preferred.
D] Webcam (if you need to make a live video stream).
E] A few days before your first Collaborate session, please check if your course's main Collaborate session, headset (mic, headphones or speakers) and webcam work all right.
Google Chrome: how to fix audio and video issues
Help for Moderators (instructors)
Help for Participants (students)
How to PDF's
Collaborate Ultra - How to Add the Tool Link (Moderator)
Collaborate Ultra - How to Change Course Room Options (Moderator)
Collaborate Ultra - Breakout Groups - Quick Setup (Moderator)
Collaborate Ultra - How to Access As Student or Guest
Collaborate Ultra - How to Check Recordings
Collaborate Ultra (Mobile) - How to Use Blackboard App
Collaborate Ultra (Mobile) - How to Use without Blackboard App
Videos Tutorial for Moderators:
User Interface Tour for Moderators
Session Settings for Moderators
Collaborating for Moderators
Sharing Files for Moderators and Presenters
Breakout Groups for Moderators
Polling for Moderators
Private Chat for all users
Closed Captioning for Moderators and Captioners
Tutorial Videos for Participants:
User Interface for Participants (joining with a guest link)