Introducing Blackboard Collaborate with “the Ultra Experience”

UDM now has access to “Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience.” This version of Blackboard Collaborate has a more modern, user-friendly feel, but lacks some of the power-user features found in the current Collaborate. Want to learn more about Collaborate with the Ultra Experience? Check out this video:

Some notable features missing from the Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience include:

  • Ability to schedule sessions
  • Ability to share a single room between multiple course sites
  • Break-out rooms
  • Polling

Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience works best in the Google Chrome browser [ download here ], but is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Edge browser is not compatible with Collaborate Ultra at this time. While Java is not required to run Collaborate Ultra, Flash is required in browsers other than Google Chrome.

If you’d like to use Collaborate with the Ultra Experience, please contact the Instructional Design Studio.

Note: While you can use the traditional Collaborate in one course and the new Collaborate in another course, you cannot use both versions of Collaborate in the same course.