Bb Collaborate Web Conferencing

Overview of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

For the academic year 2017-18 The University of Aberdeen have uprgraded to Blackboard's Collaborate Ultra experience. The Ultra experience includes all the commonly used functionality of the previous classic version (including break-out rooms) with a much easier to use interface with the advantage of not having to use a downloader or Java. Ultra has an interface similar to Skype and is more user-friendly for first time users without compromising on functionality. Another feature of the new Ultra experience is that recordings are automatically uploaded in mp4 format without the need for conversion. Collaborate Ultra is also available on mobile devices via the Mobile App.

Links

Blackboard Instructional YouTube Videos

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Play List (8 videos, including: the interface, breakout rooms, sharing PowerPoint slides, polling, private chat, etc.)

 

Blackboard Help guides

Blackboard Collaborate Help pages

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Accessibility features

Collaborate in the Blackboard Mobile App (for students)

Collaborate in Blackboard Instructor (App for staff)

 

For further information or advice on the use of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in teaching and learning contact elearning@abdn.ac.uk