Collaborate Ultra

What is Collaborate Ultra?

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a video conferencing tool that lets you set up real-time online sessions with your students. In Collaborate Ultra, you can add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

Note: You can live chat with an agent at Collaborate’s support page (select “Chat with Agent” in the “Support” section). We also recommend you share the support link with your students prior to your first Collaborate Ultra session.

Why Use Collaborate Ultra?

  • Hold online office hours
  • Conduct interactive lessons
  • Invite guest speakers
  • Facilitate collaborative group work
  • Lead a course introduction and site tour
  • Host student presentations
  • Demonstrate how to use a tool or program
  • Host a discussion of course material

Key Features

  • Video conferencing & real-time chat
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Live polling
  • Share applications and files
  • Breakout rooms for student groups
  • Allow students to record and download sessions

Accessibility features

  • Full-screen reader support for all key workflows
  • Global keyboard shortcuts for common actions
  • Screen reader support for Whiteboard activities and uploaded files, without requiring complex conversions
  • Simultaneous closed captioning tool
  • See Blackboard Collaborate Ultra’s Accessibility page for instructions and more information

Getting Started





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