Blackboard Ultra is an upgraded version of Blackboard Collaborate; a virtual classroom system that allows for online interaction. Blackboard Ultra has been incorporated into the Moodle learning management system.
Virtual classrooms are useful when situations prevent you from having face-to-face sessions with your class, such as teaching students who are geographically disadvantaged. If for some reason, students cannot participate in the live sessions, they can view and listen to the recorded sessions later. The recorded sessions can also be used by students to review their discussions at a later stage.
This page provides introductory instructions for moderators of Blackboard Ultra sessions.
You can also download a concise infographic to run a Collaborate Ultra session.
- Timer: The timer tool located in the Share Content tab
- Chat indicator: Indicator in the chat room showing participant are typing
- Network indicator: Indicator beside each participant's name showing their network quality
- Video thumbnails: The maximum number of thumbnails visible in grid view has been reduced from 4 to 2