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Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience

Blackboard has listened to your feedback on their Collaborate web conferencing tool and has a completely redesigned version available now.
Collaborate with the Ultra Experience is now browser-based, meaning no more updating Java or installing the Launcher like the Original Experience required.
The interface has been redesigned from the ground up, providing an intuitive layout for moderators and participants.
Both the Original and Ultra Experience will continue to be supported, so you must consider a few features not yet included before requesting the switch to Ultra.

Currently Ultra does not include:
Support for over 100 participants per session
The ability to download recordings via the Learn integration
3rd party telephony

You can see a preview of the Ultra Experience at:

When you decide to request the change for your Learn course , click Enable Collaborate Ultra under the Course Tools on the left pane of your course space.
Click the link, confirm your course ID is correct on the next page, and click Submit.

To schedule an Ultra web conference outside of Learn, and for any other Collaborate questions, please contact Rob Baker at

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