Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbC Ultra)

1 What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbC Ultra)

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BbC Ultra) is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

BbC Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session. So students only need to click on a link to access a session.

For the best experience participants need a web-cam and a headset, and use Chrome as the browser

Why Use BbC Ultra?

  • host virtual office hours, group study sessions, web-based tutoring
  • host virtual committee meetings
  • Deliver online lectures
  • invite remote students, other faculty members, and/or guest speakers into your classes

To set up a BbC Ultra virtual classroom session

Please see the following guide for setting up a BbC Ultra classroom session.

If you have any trouble with this, please email

More information

Moderator (lecturer) guide (this link will take you to the BbC Ultra website)

Participant (student) guide (this link will take you to the BbC Ultra website)

Please note information provided on this page is subject to change. For more specific Blackboard Collaborate Ultra features and to ensure that you are seeing information that is up-to-date you should always consult the official Blackboard Collaborate website which contains the Essential Guides.