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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Web Conferencing

You can use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to meet virtually with your students, bring in guest speakers to class, or enhance your flipped classroom with a live virtual session. Collaborate Ultra has instant polling, screen-sharing, and breakout group capabilities.  

There are multiple ways you can access Collaborate in your Blackboard course sites:
  • Proceed to a content section (i.e. Course Content) > Build Content > Collaborate Ultra
  • In the left-hand menu of your course site click the plus + sign > Tool link.  Name the link "Collaborate Ultra", select Collaborate Ultra from the drop-down menu, and click Submit
  • Proceed to the Tools section and click Collaborate Ultra​
Following are video tutorials providing guidance on how to get started with Collaborate Ultra:


 Blackboard Collaborate User Interface Tour



 Intro to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra


Get Started with Collaborate Ultra (PDF Instructions)​


 TTC Short | Getting Started in Blackboard Collaborate



 TTC Short | Navigating the Collaborate Moderator's Interface



 TTC Short | Creating Collaborate Sessions



 TTC Short | Group Discussions in Collaborate



 TTC Short | Share Content Tab in Blackboard Collaborate



 TTC Short | Holding Virtual Office Hours in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra



 TTC Short | Student Presentations and Screen Sharing in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra



 TTC Short | ScreenCast and Recording Tool in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra



 TTC Short | Sharing Blackboard Collaborate Recordings



 TTC Short | Blackboard Course Room



 TTC Short | Troubleshooting Collaborate Sessions


Tips for Troubleshooting Audio/Video Issues in Collaborate Ultra​

Additional Help Resources for Faculty: 
If you or your students are having issues with Collaborate Ultra, you can perform self-troubleshooting or contact us at or 508.531.2634.  Please note: Collaborate Ultra will not work in Chrome on iOS.

This page is maintained by the Teaching & Technology Center. Send comments and suggestions to​. Last reviewed 07/03/20.​