Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a virtual classroom embedded in Blackboard Learn.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. It opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Instructors use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to engage their entire class or provide personal attention through group discussions and one-on-one student hours. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is one of several virtual meeting tool options; UA instructors and students also have access to Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Teaching with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Get Started with Collaborate Ultra for Moderators

Blackboard Community: Collaborate Virtual Classroom

Blackboard Blog: Blackboard Collaborate




Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Guides and Resources

Visit the CIT Knowledge Base for step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Student Resources

Collaborate for Participants

Instructor Resources

Collaborate for Moderators

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Support

Technical and access issues

The Center for Instructional Technology provides technical support for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra use at UA. Contact CIT for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra help.

UA Online instructors and students should contact UA Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and other UA instructional technologies.

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series

Ongoing free webinars from Blackboard.