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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard  to interact.  Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session.  Collaborate supports Safari, but for the best user experience use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.  


  • Collaborate supports Safari, but for the best user experience use Google Chrome™ or Mozilla Firefox™
  • Share Application - Is only available in Chrome™ and Firefox™ browsers 
  • Share File - If you are recording a session, allow 8 seconds for the recording to include your shared file before moving on 
  • If you are sharing a powerpoint or keynote file and will record, it is best to use the Share File option
  • Share entire screen results in a tunnel vision effect.  It is best to use Share Application.  Tunnel Vision effect (Blackboard Community website.  Retrieved March 27, 2018) 
  • When recording sessions for lectures, only record 7 - 10 mins lectures.   There are currently no editing features in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 
  • Blackboard Collaborate Media SpaceTools (Blackboard Help website.  Retrieved March 29,2018)
  • Breakout groups require you to use the latest version of the Chrome™ browser or Firefox™ WebRTC
    • NOTE: If you go into breakout session while recording the main web-conference, the recording will stop. When you come back from the breakout session, you have to restart the recording to capture the rest of the web-conference.

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