Ultra Course Building Sprints

Online Learning Services is not scheduling sprint events at present. Please refer to Getting Up to Ultra Speed for other training opportunities and support resources. 


Join Online Learning Services (OLS) for an Ultra Course Building Sprint — a hosted event designed to support instructors as they work on building courses in the new view. Participants will create new course materials in ultra and import existing materials from original courses into an ultra course. 

Participants will join a large Zoom meeting with OLS staff and other instructors actively working on ultra content. The goal is to create collaborative and supportive opportunity for instructors to create or import content during the event. 

Instructors that register for a sprint event will need access to an ultra course. Before registering, please enroll in the Ultra View Orientation Course for access to an ultra course sandbox and an introduction to the basics of ultra courses. Ideally, instructors will view the orientation materials before attending a sprint event, but don't let it prevent you from joining us for a sprint — the best way to learn ultra is to try it!


Instructors are encouraged to attend as much of the event as possible and work on their courses in solidarity with other instructors building ultra courses, but they may come and go as needed. Instructors are invited to attend more than one event to work on their course or courses.

Register following events by clicking them and completing the registration form. Please register separately for each individual event you'd like to attend.

  • Wednesday, January 4th from 1:00-4:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, January 26th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
  • Tuesday, February 14th from 12:00-2:00 PM ET
  • Monday, March 20th from 1:00-3:00 PM ET
  • Friday, April 21st from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
  • Monday, July 17th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, July 27th from 2:00-4:00 PM ET
  • Tuesday, August 1st from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00-3:00 PM  ET
  • Tuesday, August 22nd from 1:00-3:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, August 31st from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, September 6th from 12:00-2:00 PM ET
  • Monday, September 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM ET


The event is for actively working on ultra content, with the majority of each segment dedicated to instructor work with live, public Q&A with OLS staff.  To begin each segment OLS staff will give a short overview of the basic steps to create or import ultra content. Throughout the session, instructors will work on their courses with OLS addressing questions as they arise. 

1Creating ContentThis hour will focus on creating ultra content such as documents, folders, and modules by copying from an original course or creating new. Instructors may also work on their ultra course structure, post Kaltura videos or PlayPosit bulbs, or build links to external resources.
2Creating AssessmentsThis hour will focus on creating assignments and tests in ultra. Instructors may focus on settings for assignments and tests, updating tests, creating Turnitin and PlayPosit links, or setting up their gradebook.
3Course CommunicationCourse Communication: This hour will focus on discussion boards, messages, and announcements. Instructors may setup their discussion boards in Ultra, and create or plan for how they'll use announcements and messages in ultra. 
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