Not sure if you're ready to move to the new Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience? Let us help you decide.
With the Ultra experience, Blackboard provides a fully redesigned, high quality, browser-based web conferencing solution that makes distance teaching and learning simple, crystal clear, and worry free.
Consider using the Ultra experience if you use office hours, lectures, and small group collaboration. On the other hand, you may want to stay with the Original experience for now if you have large group collaboration, do deep teaching and learning, and have large-scale webinars.
|Scenarios||Use the Ultra Experience||Use the Original Experience|
|Office hours (for example: one-on-ones, student support, drop-ins)|
|Lectures (up to 250 participants)|
|Small group collaboration (up to 100 participants)|
|Provide accessible alternatives to audio content for participants who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as for participants whose native language is different from the moderator's|
|Sessions that can be accessed from Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 and Learn SaaS|
|Sessions that can be accessed from Moodlerooms|
|Sessions that can be accessed from another Learning Management System (LMS) that is LTI compliant|
|Deep teaching and learning that uses polling, breakout groups, and so on|
|Large scale webinars (up to 1000 participants)|
|Large group collaboration (up to 1000 participants)|