This resource advises simple and efficient processes to build your 2024/25 Blackboard Learn Ultra course. The materials are a companion to the workshop Ultra: Building your 2024/25 course that will run during the Spring and Summer 2024 TEL training programme (suitable for all teaching staff).
Please note, there may be School or departmental approaches to the use of Ultra courses, so it is advisable to check with your teams before making use of the generalised resources below. For example, your School may have booked a custom Ultra workshop, which will cover the following information in the context of your area.
How are Ultra courses different from Blackboard Learn Original?
See an overview of an Ultra course, highlighting key differences to the Original course structure and content building process.
- Feature comparison: Blackboard Ultra v Original
- Ultra: Adding content
- Ultra: Creating accessible content
What do I need to consider before building my Ultra course?
There are several important factors you must consider before building your Ultra course, for example, how your content will fit into Ultra Documents and the course template.
Are there recommended approaches to Ultra course planning?
Taking a planned approach will simplify and speed up your course building experience, the following video demonstrates recommended approaches and tips.
- You can download the generic course planner for Ultra (structured to reflect the university’s institutional course template). *Note there is still some work happening to finalise small details of the institutional course template, which may not be reflected in this planner document. A final version will be available in due course.
Can I reuse Blackboard Learn Original content in Ultra courses?
You can reuse most types of Original content, but there are some advisories you must consider beforehand.