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Collaborate Update - July 16, 2016

The Collaborate team is pleased to let you know that we’re releasing an extra update this July.  On July 16 we'll reveal the new Collaborate user interface (UI). Here's everything you need to know about the July 16, 2016 release of Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

Available July 16, 2016

This release of Collaborate with the Ultra experience will be deployed on July 16, 2016 in all data centers.

To learn more, see the Collaborate Support Bulletin (available in English only).

What's new and improved

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.

More about the redesign

Watch a video about the redesign

This video gives you a tour of Collaborate with the new look and feel.

Video: Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience user interface tour

Screenshot library resources

We've also added a collection of high resolution screen shots of the redesign to the screenshot library. Use them to create some of your own materials.

Want to see the screenshot library? Jump to the Screenshot library.

International teleconference numbers

We now have alternate teleconference numbers for Collaborate hosted from European or Australian data centers. Users in these areas can dial one of these numbers instead of the default number presented in their session.

Administrators from those hosted data centers can request one of those numbers as the default number for their Collaborate Login Group. Doing so displays the alternate number for all sessions associated with that Login Group.  Submit a request on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only).

More on the telephone conference number

What's fixed

A few notable resolutions are listed below, along with a link to the Resolved Issues page.

More on resolved issues

Known issues

Rome wasn't built in a day. The page below identifies known defects and workarounds in Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

List of known issues on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only)