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About Collaborate

Spend more time teaching and less time setting up. We've redesigned Blackboard Collaborate to give you a better teaching and learning experience—the Ultra experience.

Join sessions quickly.

You don't have to install Java or a launcher. Join the browser-based sessions easily and quickly.

Enjoy a modern aesthetic.

Our sleek and intuitive interface gives a clutter-free experience that puts everything at your fingertips. We call this the Ultra experience.

Focus on teaching.

Our new interface is easy to use so you can focus on teaching.

Check it out!

We've put together this video to show you Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience in action.

Video: Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience user interface tour

Ready to roll?

When you or your students log in for the first time, you have the choice of switching to the Ultra experience, test driving it, or keeping your original experience of Collaborate for now and switching later.

Are you hosting a session soon? Let's get you ready!

Not sure yet? See Which Experience Should I Use? and Release Notes for Administrators.

Not a current Collaborate user? To request more information, see our Learn More page and fill out the form (available in English only).