UA instructors can now explore—and teach with—Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View.

An alternative to the traditional Blackboard Learn experience, “Ultra” offers a simple, modern, intuitive, and consistent interface across devices and a more streamlined experience for instructors and students.

See for yourself! Request a Blackboard Ultra Practice Course .

Like what you see? Instructors of non-OTIDE courses may now teach with Ultra. Request a Blackboard Ultra Course View LIVE Course and CIT will help you determine whether Ultra meets your needs.

OTIDE courses are not eligible for the live course pilot unless arranged with OTIDE. OTIDE courses and programs will transition to Ultra based on their revision schedules, program interest, and other factors.

The Center for Instructional Technology and Office of Teaching Innovation and Distance Education have established a goal of having all courses designed and delivered in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View by Spring 2026. Pilot feedback will inform the timeline, along with feature and third-party tool availability.

Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View Resources

Join the Blackboard Learn Ultra Course pilot and guide your learning with resources from Blackboard Help.

Pilot Practice Course Request

Request a Blackboard Ultra Course View practice course.

Pilot LIVE Course Request

Request a Blackboard Ultra Course View LIVE course.

Ultra Course View Getting Started

Guides and step-by-step instructions from Blackboard.

Ultra Course View Video Tutorials

Video tutorials for Instructors from Blackboard.