Bb Collaborate Ultra Getting Started
Video: Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience user interface tour shows you Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience in action.
Imagine walking into a room that was perfectly outfitted for collaboration. The amount of tools to engage and capture are potentially endless. Like any good classroom or studio space, we must be organized.
Get to know your way around Collaborate. It is organized into three convenient areas: a content presentation area, the Session menu, and a Collaborate panel.
The content presentation area, media space, or main stage, in Collaborate is where the content of the session is displayed. The size of this space is maximized to create an inherent full-screen experience at any screen size.
Tools that appear in the content presentation area relate directly to what is happening in the session at that moment. Tools also depend on the permissions moderators set.
The Session menu opens a collection of high level session actions and information. Open it using the Session menu button at the top left of the screen.
Tools and features you use only once or twice during a session are conveniently grouped here.
The Collaborate panel takes your session experience to the next level. You now have a single space to go to engage other attendees with all the great collaborate tools.
When you first access Blackboard Collaborate you'll encounter an intuitive design for scheduling sessions in the Ultra experience and viewing recordings. We call this the Collaborate Scheduler.
Having a social presence can be critical to a successful online learning experience. Something simple as adding a profile image can make learners more comfortable with participating online.
See the Add a Profile Picture help article for more information.
You must complete audio and video set up at least once before you can use them.
See the Blackboard help article for more on using your audio and video.
Change your status to away or let others know how you feel about something said or shared in the session. Use feedback to react to presentations. See the Status and Feedback help article for details about changing your status.
Where Can I Find Attendees?
Open the list to view all attendees. Open the and select .
- The roles of each attendee. We've grouped attendees by roles to make it easier to see who can do what in the session.
- Attendees with their hand raised. Those with their hand raised appear at the top of their role list.
- Attendee status or feedback.
- Attendees with their microphone turned on.
See the Where can I find attendees? help article for more information.
Keep the Attendees Panel Open at all Times
You can leave the panel open all the time. Chat with others and see everyone in the session at the same time. You can tell who is away, has their microphone on or is having network connection trouble. All while chatting and participating in the session.
See the Keep the Attendees panel open at all times help article for more information.
Collaborate Ultra requires a modern web browser with WebRTC support.
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