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How to Get Started with Ultra – Faculty

This tutorial contains step by step instructions for creating, sharing, and participating in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session. The tools that you use may differ from session-to-session.

For a quick overview of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra User Tools, you can view the Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience User Interface Tour video.

Always use Google Chrome to access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – if you do not, you may not have many tools available to you and may not be able to participate fully. If you do not currently have Google Chrome, please go to the Google Chrome download website to download and install it. If you plan on sharing content in your sessions, be sure to download the Desktop Sharing Chrome Extension.

You can use the links in the Table of Contents below to navigate from topic-to-topic.


Use the links below to learn how to use Collaborate Ultra.

Finding the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Tool

Creating Your Sessions

Sharing Your Sessions with Students

Accessing Your Session

Participating in Your Session - See the links below for individual tutorials on this topic.

Record your Session
Set up and use your Audio and Video
Chat with Participants and Moderators
Change Participant Roles During a Session
Share a blank whiteboard
Annotate on your screen
Share and application (screen share)
Share a document or file
Breakout Rooms

Exiting Your Session

Accessing Session Recordings

Accessing A Session Attendance Report


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 11/12/19