EPD - Technology - Blackboard Ultra - Setting up a an Ultra Web Conference via MyUW Portal

This document provides directions for setting up an individual Blackboard Ultra web conference via the MyUW Portal

Faculty and staff can set up and manage web conferences directly from the My UW-Madison portal. This document shows you how to set up a web conference in the portal and make it available for attendees. 


Navigate to MyUW.

If you have already added the Blackboard widget to MyUW, proceed to the next step.

If you have not:
  1. In the top navigation bar search for “blackboard.” 
    Enter Blackboard in the myUW search bar
  2. "Web Conferencing (Blackboard)" should show up in the search results. 
    Click on Add to Home
  3. Click on the “Add to home” button. 
Return to your MyUW home and within the newly added Web Conferencing widget click on the "Collaborate Ultra" button. 

Click on Collaborate Ultra

In Blackboard Ultra:
  1. Click on Create Session
    Click on Create Session
  2. Enter a name for the session.
  3. Set the start and end date for the session. 
    • If you are creating an individual extended space for office hours, click on No end (open session).
    • If you create a session with a specific start and end date, add a few hours to the start and end of the session time to ensure an uninterrupted connection.
  4. Set the Guest role to Presenter or Moderatorto allow anyone that joins the session using the Guest link to present. 
    • Note: The moderator role allows the a guest to record a session, while Presenter allows a guest to upload slides or share their screen.

      Enter Session information

  5. When you have set up the session, distribute the session information to participants:
    • Click on the double square symbol to copy the guest link and send it to any participants that will be joining the session.
    • Once a participant has logged into the session via a browser, they can also connect to the session via phone if necessary. Please see this page for information on dialing in
For additional information on moderating a Blackboard session, see Collaborate Ultra Help for Moderators.



Keywords:EPD, blackboard ultra, myuw. personal web conference   Doc ID:94936
Owner:Rebecca K.Group:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
Created:2019-10-10 11:32 CDTUpdated:2020-03-25 11:30 CDT
Sites:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
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