This document outlines the minimum bandwidth requirements for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has minimum bandwidth requirements depending on an instructor’s desired use case. This table outlines the required bandwidth for both the presenting instructor and participating learners given a specific use case. All bandwidths are given in kilobits per second (kbps).
|Use Case||Bandwidth for Presenter||Bandwidth for Participant|
|Audio only||48 kbps||48 kbps|
|Application sharing and audio||70 - 500 kbps||Minimum of 88 kbps|
|Audio and video (up to 4 cameras)||20 - 360 kbps||128 - 1488 kbps|
|Chat||Small amount of bandwidth required if enabled||Small amount of bandwidth required if enabled|
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra provides a connection status for all users in a session directly in the app. Information on how to access the bandwidth connection status and manage low bandwidth connections is available via Blackboard’s support documentation. Note that Ultra automatically adjusts a user’s experience depending on their bandwidth. If you are planning to host a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session with more than 250 participants, please review Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - What to expect with large attendance events (250+ participants).