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Canvas - Accessing Blackboard Ultra in Canvas (UW-Madison)
This document describes how to launch a web conference using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in Canvas.
Blackboard Ultra integrates with the Canvas Learning Management System. You can create web conferences that are accessible to anyone enrolled in your course using this integration. Any recordings you make using Blackboard Ultra will also be available to those enrolled in the class.
Finally, Ultra integrates with your course roster, so students who join Ultra from your course will be automatically signed in as themselves. (Those who sign in via a guest link instead of through Canvas will be prompted to enter a name.)
Navigating BlackBoard Ultra in Canvas
As an instructor, you can access the Ultra admin interface, by clicking BBCollaborate Ultra in the course navigation bar.
- To create a new session, select Create Session in the upper right hand corner. As a note, any role except for student, auditor, and observer can create sessions in Blackboard Ultra.
- To join a session, simply select its name.
- To access any recordings, select the menu button in the top left corner.
- This will reveal a menu that allows you to toggle between sessions and recordings.