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Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra

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Real-time feedback and in-product tutorials

Continuous Delivery v17.4 | Release to Production 1-2 April 2017
Updated Features, New Features, Integrations

We are excited to introduce you to real-time feedback and in-product tutorials!

View the Collaborate v17.4 release notes


Participants panel and course room updates

Continuous Delivery v17.3 | Release to 4 March 2017
Updated Features, New Features, Integrations

We are excited to introduce you to the detachable Participants panel!

View the Collaborate v17.3 release notes


Chat available in recording player

Continuous Delivery v17.2 | Release to Production 4 February 2017
Updated Features

In this release we focused on including chat in the recording player.

View the Collaborate v17.2 release notes


Firefox WebRTC, Large sessions, and a new recording player

Continuous Delivery v17.1 | Release to Production 28 December 2016
New Features, Updated Features

Start the year off with new and exciting features. In this release, you can use Firefox with WebRTC and host sessions with 250 participants. We've also updated the recording player to make it easier to use and more accessible.

View the Collaborate v17.1 release notes


Maintenance release

Continuous Delivery v16.12 | Release to Production 3 December 2016
New Features, Updated Features

This release is a maintenance release.

View the Collaborate v16.12 release notes


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block for Blackboard Learn

Building Block v1.0.1 | Release to Production 7 November 2016
Updated Features, Integration, Building Block

This release is a maintenance release. In this release we focused on improving internationalization support and assorted bug fixes identified after the initial 1.0 release.


Maintenance & HTTP recording playback

Continuous Delivery v16.11 | Release to Production 5 November 2016
Updated Features

The November 2016 release is a maintenance release. We also added HTTP recording playback if Flash® isn't available.

View the Collaborate v16.11 release notes


Collaborate in Bb Student

Bb Student 2.8 | Release to Production 3 October 2016
Updated Features, Integration, App

Participants using Bb Student 2.8 can:

  • Enjoy an easier entry workflow
  • Set and save a profile picture in iOS and Android
  • Set their status to away

We've also allowed instructors to mute participants during a session. If your instructor mutes all participants from the web version of Collaborate with the Ultra experience, all microphones are turned off in the mobile app as well.

View the Bb Student 2.8 release notes


Moderator mute controls

Continuous Delivery v16.10 | Release to Production 1 October 2016
New Features, Updated Features

With this release, moderators can now mute all or individual participants. We've also updated how participants are listed in the Participants panel and Breakout Groups.

View the Collaborate v16.10 release notes


Persistent content

Continuous Delivery v16.9 | Release to Production 10 September 2016
New Features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to persistent content!

View the Collaborate v16.9 release notes


Breakout groups

Continuous Delivery v16.8 | Release to Production 6 August 2016
New Features, Updated Features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to Breakout groups. We also made some updates to the user experience based on your feedback.

View the August 2016 release overview


Breakout groups in Bb Student

Bb Student 2.6 | Release to Production 1 August 2016
New Features, Integration, App

You can now use Breakout groups in Bb Student.

View the Bb Student release notes


New user interface & alternate teleconference numbers

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 16 July 2016
New Features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to the new look and feel of Blackboard Collaborate! Imagine walking into a room designed for collaboration. Content gets more space. High-level actions and information are conveniently grouped. You can engage with participants in new ways.

We also now support alternate teleconference numbers for the European and Australian data centers.

View the 16 July 2016 release overview


Collaborate activity module for Moodlerooms

Moodlerooms 3.0 | Release to Production 7 July 2016
Updated Features, Integration, Plugin

With the Moodlerooms 3.0 release, we made some updates that allow guest invitations and recording downloads. Your preferred language can also now be passed by default from Moodlerooms to Collaborate.

View the Moodlerooms 3.0 release overview


Polling

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 1 July 2016
New Features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to polling! Now moderators can poll participants in their sessions to keep everyone engaged and interested.

View the July 2016 release overview


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block for Blackboard Learn

Building Block v1.0.0 | Release to Production 30 June 2016
New Features, Integration, Building Block

There is a new, dedicated Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience Building Block for Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 and higher.

This update brings the power and benefits of the Collaborate with Ultra experience session management interface to your Blackboard Learn courses.

View more about the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block


Updates to Blackboard Collaborate in Bb Student

Bb Student v2.5 | Release to Production 30 June 2016
Updated Features, Integration, App

A number of updates were made to Collaborate in Bb Student.

View the Bb Student release notes


Blackboard Collaborate Building Block for Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn v3000.7.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
Updated Features, Integration, Building Block

Now instructors and students can engage in a virtual classroom as if it were face-to-face with the Blackboard Collaborate Building Block for Learn with the SaaS deployment.

View the Blackboard Learn release notes


Session attendance report and enhancements

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production June 2016
New Features, Updated Features

Now moderators can access a Session attendance report that tells them when participants joined and left their sessions. We also support a new language, Windows® touch devices, and optimized bandwidth consumption.

View the June 2016 release overview


Improvements to LTI-based integrations and emoji

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production May 2016
Updated Features, Integration

The May 2016 release focuses on enabling better workflows for Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI)-based integrations and introducing diversified emojis.

View the May 2016 release overview