Last updated: 22 March 2019

Here's what to expect from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

A real-time virtual classroom and web conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact

  • Join sessions quickly

    Collaborate Ultra will open right in your browser to join a session (no other software needed).

    Chrome is our recommended web browser, to take full advantage of Collaborate Ultra.

  • Enjoy a modern aesthetic

    A contemporary and intuitive interface gives a clutter-free experience that puts everything at your fingertips.

  • Focus on teaching

    The new interface is easy to use so you can focus on teaching.

Students can access Collaborate Ultra sessions from within a LearnJCU subject site or via the Blackboard App.

To use Collaborate Ultra you will need:

  • Internet access (Broadband internet speed recommended)
  • Web browser (Chrome recommended)
  • Headphones/speakers and microphone
  • Webcam or inbuilt camera (if using video)
  • Review the advice on getting started in Blackboard Help.

Take Collaborate Ultra for a test-run

Check out a Collaborate Virtual Classroom as either a Moderator or a Student

Practice classroom as a moderator - As a moderator you can practise uploading your lecture notes and handouts, using the whiteboard area or sharing your applications.

Practice classroom as a student - As a student, you can see how the collaboration tools work from a student perspective.

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