Ready to try the new Bb Collaborate “Ultra” for your virtual session?

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra?

A web conferencing tool that integrates with Blackboard Learn.

Features include:

  • Shared audio/video/text chat for up to 100 participants
  • Shared whiteboard
  • Shared applications (requires Google Chrome)
  • Shared files 

How can I try the new Bb Collaborate Ultra?

Open a service request in Team Dynamix and request Bb Collaborate Ultra be enabled in a Blackboard Learn Prep Area and give it a try. Then, if you like it, request that it be enabled in your live course section.

Is it available for mobile?

If students want to participate on a mobile device, they must download the Bb Student app.

Anyone who is the session Moderator must use a desktop or laptop computer.

 

I currently use an older version of Bb Collaborate. Should I switch to Ultra?

Please consider the following before becoming an early adopter of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:

  • Bb Collaborate Ultra is easy to use; no extra downloads or Java required.
  • Better quality audio/video
  • Does NOT currently support breakout rooms; (coming in Spring or Summer of 2016)
  • Does NOT currently include the polling feature; (coming in a later release)
  • Does NOT currently support pre-scripted Plan files; (TBD)
  • Limited recording playback; currently includes EITHER the webcam mode, or the whiteboard/application share mode, but not both at the same time.
  • Refer to Blackboard’s Understanding the Changes reference guide for full details.

How can I learn more?

Schedule a meeting with a TLP ITC consultant to go through potential use cases for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Helpful Tutorials:

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