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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web-conferencing tool that works within class and organization sites. Each class or organization has a Course Room built-in. Instructors and students can create additional sessions that can be open-ended or have specific start/stop dates and times. 

Collaborate Home Page

  • To access Collaborate, go to the Tools link on your course menu and select Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • To enter a Collaborate session, click on the name and choose Launch Session
  • To enter the Course Room, click on the Get Launch Link in the upper right corner

Working in a Collaborate Session

Tools Menu at Bottom
  • A green check on the outline of a person says you have joined the session
  • The other options may or may not be available depending on the choices the instructor makes for participants
  • Microphone button
  • Camera (video) button
  • Hand-raising button
Tools on Bottom Right Side of Screen, the Collaborate Panel
  • Chat (bubble icon)
  • Attendees (people)
  • Share Content (a square with an arrow), can only be used by moderators and presenters. It allows them to share items on their desktop or applications
  • My Settings ( the gear), students can adjust their speaker volume and a few other things here. If you are having any audio problems, click here, but also check the audio settings on your computer
Tools in Upper Left Corner, the Session Menu 
  • Display Help options: Report an Issue, Tell Me About Collaborate
  • Leave Session log out button (very bottom)
  • Use Your Phone for Audio option (data rates may apply) 


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