Blackboard Collaborate Ultra


Creating and Managing a Virtual Classroom

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.

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

Blackboard Lecture Recording

by Prof. Kevin Kolack

Best Practices

  • Find a comfortable place with no distractions.
  • Before your first session visit Blackboard Collaborate Help - Getting Started.
  • Plug in your webcam and microphone, if they are not built into your computer. For best results, use headphones with a built-in microphone. 
  • Explore the Tutorials and Quick Guides listed below
  • Review the system requirements recommended for optimal use of Blackboard Collaborate

Getting Started


Creating a Virtual Classroom with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (step-by-step instructions)

Collaborate Ultra Help for Moderators

How do I find the recordings?

Frequently Asked Questions to running a secure and successful Collaborate session



Student Quick Guide for Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra Help for Students

How do I find the recordings?


Technical Support

Email us at:

Broswer Support: Supported Browsers and Operating Systems

See Blackboard Ultra's troubleshooting page

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