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Ultra Experience

"Ultra" describes the transformation of the user interface and workflows in Blackboard Learn.

Check it out! The intuitive, fluid interactions in our modern design are simple and fun to use.

Use any device! With our responsive design, the interface adjusts to fit on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Navigate simply. Our efficient navigation puts everything at your users' fingertips.

A new course look. We offer a dual approach for courses. You can allow your instructors to have a mix of courses in the Ultra Course View and the Original Course View. Both course views appear seamlessly in their course lists.

What else does Ultra offer?

Your name appears first in the left panel of your window after you log in. Select Admin to access the Administrator Panel. Users can navigate to core features outside of their courses from the list.

When users select any link from the list, they see a global view across all their courses. They can access the global calendar that captures due dates in all their courses and the grades page that shows all their grading tasks organized by course. No need to navigate to each course to see what's ready for grading.

This list remains in view as users move from page to page—even when they're in a course. As users open pages, they open as layers. Close the layers to return to a previous page or the list.

The Ultra experience will look the same at every institution, including yours.

Compare the experiences from the instructor view