EPD Online Courses - Blackboard Ultra Web Conferencing

Getting started with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Ultra (Bb Ultra) web conferencing is now available for use and is being rolled out within some of the online courses offered through Engineering Professional Development (EPD) online graduate programs and courses!  The new version of Blackboard Collaborate was released in late 2015 and is a new Java-free version for web conferencing. The release of Blackboard Ultra uses web browser plugins (flash or html5) as the delivery format for virtual classrooms, meetings, and other synchronous events.

For information on Blackboard Collaborate Classic (Java-version), see: EPD - eHelp - Technologies - Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Ultra Important Links: 

Mobile Device Access (iPhone, iPad and Android)
  • To access Blackboard Ultra on a mobile device one needs to download and install the Bb Student app first!
    1. From your device, access your respective online store using the links below, or search for "Bb Student" app.
    2. Once the app is installed, follow the KB page directions for accessing Blackboard Ultra on your mobile device.   

Blackboard Ultra Feature Highlights:  
  • Blackboard Ultra provides access through three different roles. Depending on the particular setup of the web conference room, you may access a particular BbC Ultra web conference room as one of three possible roles; 1) Participant, 2) Presenter, or 3) Moderator.  The setup depends on the instructor preference for the course.  

    Additional Information

    For technical support with Blackboard Ultra, EPD online students and instructors have several options.

    Keywords:Web Conferencing, Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ultra   Doc ID:59707
    Owner:Mark M.Group:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
    Created:2016-01-13 11:52 CDTUpdated:2017-02-15 10:43 CDT
    Sites:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
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