Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Getting Started

Blackboard Collaborate enables you to collaborate in real-time with your lecturers online using web conferencing. You can join interactive online meetings, seminars and tutorials with your lecturers from anywhere in the World.

Collaborate is available in your Blackboard modules. You can also use Collaborate in the Blackboard App for mobile or tablet. You might also get sent a web link by your tutor or lecturer to join a session as a guest.

Use the support materials below to find out how to use the system and the ways in which it can support your learning.

Watch this tour of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:

The links below will help you to get to started.

How to Join a Blackboard Collaborate Session

Six Easy Steps for Using Blackboard Collaborate

Getting the most out of your Collaborate session

Using Collaborate in the Blackboard App

Accessing Recorded Sessions


Collaborate Ultra Test Room:  You can test to see if you are able to enter this Collaborate Ultra session and audio/video devices on your computer are working. Please note that the audio/video sharing and chat options have been disabled in this room. Click here to enter the Collaborate Test Room.

Browser considerations: If possible please use Google Chrome when attending Collaborate sessions. Chrome is the most compatible browser with Collaborate at present.

Third party cookies in browser: If you are unable to enter the room, please check and allow “Third part cookies” in your browser settings. Please watch video guide on how to allow third party cookies in Chrome browser.


Technical Help

Audio Troubleshooting in a Blackboard Collaborate Session

Advice on supported Web Browsers

The Blackboard Participant Pages for using Collaborate

In The Session How-To’s

How to add a Profile Picture

How to Use Polls

Emojis, Raising your Hand and In-session Feedback

Using the Interactive Tools for Whiteboards and Slides

Presenting in Collaborate

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