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This page provides an overview of Best Practices for Instructors, Moderators, and Presenters when utilizing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for blended audiences.

Ultra Best Practices for Instructors and Moderators

Chrome icon  Always use the Chrome browser for sessions, recordings, and to view recordings. If you do not currently have Chrome, you can download it here, Download Chrome.

  1. Login to online session early.
  2. Provide an open session link for your students to test Ultra before the first class session. (eLearning or email)
  3. Provide students with Ultra Guide before the first session.
  4. Instructors and students must utilize the Chrome browser with Ultra.
  5. It is highly recommended for instructors and students to utilize a wired internet connection instead of wireless. 
  6. It is highly recommended for instructors and students to utilize an internet package with a download speed of at least 50 Mbps.  You may also check your internet speed by using one of these Internet Speed Tests:  
    2. Cox Cable Internet Speed Test
    3. AT&T Internet Speed Test
    4. Comcast Cable / Xfinity Internet Speed Test
  7. Acknowledge, include, and speak to online students by name.
  8. Post all images and supplemental content shown in class, in eLearning.
  9. Describe specific details to online students when showing images in class. 
  10. Speak one at a time.
  11. Transition from video, whiteboard, applications, and files slowly and allow time for online students to transition.
  12. Consistently check-in with online students.
  13. Have a backup plan in eLearning in case there are problems. 
  14. Call Help Desk at 474-2075 if you have a problem.


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