Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Student)

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a powerful all-in-one platform that offers an immersive human experience through a computer, tablet, or mobile device anywhere, anytime.
  • It is a real-time video conferencing tool that allows adding files, sharing applications, and using a virtual whiteboard to interact.

Getting Started

For best results, access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on a computer that has a webcam, speakers (or better yet, headphones), a microphone and a reliable internet connection.  Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as they are the recommended browsers for Blackboard Learn.

Instructors will provide a link to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra either within the Course Content or on the left-hand menu.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra highlighted on the left-hand side of the page. It is also being shown under Course Content

  Image showing the link to a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session in progress

Click on the link to begin the session, then click on Join session.

Image showing where to click to join session

The option will be given to use the camera and microphone. Select the appropriate option.

Image showing a request to access camera and microphone 

Click the menu button in the upper left of the screen to access phone options, tutorials, privacy policy or to leave the session.

Image showing phone options, tutorials, privacy policy and leave session button

Click the menu button in the lower right to access chat, attendees, screen sharing and settings.

Image showing audio and video settings

Viewing Pre-Recorded Lectures in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

To view Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings:

  1. Navigate to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra dashboard. Click on the Menu in the upper left of your sessions and select Recordings.
    image showing recordings and hamburger icon

  2. Select the appropriate video and then Watch now from the Recording Options to view the recording.
    image showing recording options and watch now

  3. When you click on Watch now, you will see the screen below. Click on the indicator to begin viewing the video:
    image showing indicator to start video


Keyboard Navigation in Blackboard Collaborate.

Click here for more information regarding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for Students.


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