We’ve listened to your feedback and will be upgrading the university’s web-conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, to a new, user-friendly, ‘Ultra’ experience on Mon 16th November at 2 am.
- Online sessions can be accessed easily and quickly from within the browser;
- An intuitive and clutter-free interface;
- Your course room stays open 24/7 allowing independent student work;
- Live closed captioning features.
Take a look at this Blackboard Collaborate video to see what it looks like in action.
Blackboard’s Collaborate Ultra Tutorials provide a good overview of the updated interface and their release notes will tell you more about the Ultra Experience and the Ultra Changes.
Full details of the upgrade and planned improvements are covered in this Collaborate Upgrade Briefing Document.
Support and Guidance
Remember, the Learning Technology Development division are always here to help you with your use of technologies – so, whether you are an existing Collaborate user who wants to talk about how the upgrade will affect your current practice, or whether you are a first time user who wants to take advantage of the new Ultra web-conferencing interface, please do get in touch.
Learning Technology Development Officer