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How to Get Started with Ultra – Students

This tutorial contains step by step instructions for participating in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session in a variety of roles. How you participate in your session may be different from class-to-class or 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.

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.

Accessing Your Session

Participating in Your Session as A Participant

Set up and use your Audio and Video

Chat with Participants and Moderators

Annotate on your screen

Respond to a poll

Participating in Your Session as A Presenter

Share a blank whiteboard

Share an application (screen share)

Share a document or file

Participating in Your Session as A Moderator

Record your Session

Exiting your Session

Accessing Session Recordings


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

 Last Modified 11/12/19