Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (inside of Bb)

Blackboard Collaborate is a comprehensive online learning and collaboration tool designed specifically for education. It is already part of your Blackboard Courses. With Blackboard Collaborate, you can create virtual classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces that open more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions for online, blended, and mobile learning.


Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session. Host one-on-one sessions, lectures, group presentations, and study sessions from one virtual room.



NEW: All Blackboard courses will now use the Blackboard Collaborate with Ultra experience. Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience provides a single room for your course that stays open for the life of your course. It is turned on by default when you turn the tool on (see Note below) but it can be turned off.




In Blackboard, faculty can:

  • Schedule and deliver classes using Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing capabilities, including VoIP, multi-point video, built-in phone conferencing, shared whiteboards, public/private chat, breakout rooms, application/desktop sharing, polling, file transfer, and PowerPoint import.
  • Create sessions easily.
  • Hold virtual office hours, tutoring sessions, meetings, and more in your course room.
  • Automatically assign student grades (via the Grade Center) for attending a live session. A session attendance report is available for each session that gives you an overview of when participants joined and left your sessions.
  • Easily convert session recordings to MP3/MP4 formats for streaming or downloading to desktop or any mobile device.

NOTE: Before you can use the Blackboard-integrated tool, you must turn it on. To do this, go to Customization in the Control Panel of your course and select Course Tools. Put a check mark in 'Blackboard Collaborate' and 'Blackboard Collaborate Ultra' features under the "Available" column and click "ok". Blackboard Collaborate will now be an option in the content area under tools.



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Technical Support

eLearning Services is only able to provide limited technical support related to system configuration for Bb Collaborate, but you can contact Bb Collaborate Technical Support via the following:

  • Click here for Technical Support and navigate through the Collaborate link on the right hand side of the page to access Support.  
  • Live agent 24x7x365  Toll Free Number  1.877.382.2293