What is the timeline for the Ultra Upgrade?
The university is now in its second phase of conversion from Blackboard Learn to Blackboard Ultra Course View. Having piloted courses in the Fall of 2022, the institution transitioned to an “instructor choice” mode in the Spring of 2023. The introduction of the Blackboard Ultra Academy in the Summer of 2023 represents the beginning of the final stage of conversion, with the Design Center providing support through the full institution-wide transition by Fall 2024.
How can I try out Ultra?
Please be advised that the best practice for conversion is the use of a “shell,” which can be easily obtained by request. We strongly advise against converting courses from the original Learn Course View to Ultra View once a course is in session, as it can result in learner disorientation and the possible loss of submissions.
How can I get help with building a course in Ultra?
If your design needs are end-to-end course development or if you feel that your course conversion will present significant complexities, our team of Instructional Designers are ready to help.
How can I share my feedback regarding Ultra functionality, such as suggestions for improvement?
Chat with the Blackboard community (including both Blackboard and faculty like yourself) at the Idea Exchange.
Will there be any training for Ultra?
Yes! Find the right option for your training needs.
This in-depth training provides a fully online experience, allowing instructors to learn by doing inside an Ultra course. You will work through guided lessons using your own course content in hands-on activities. With an asynchronous format, you can work at your own pace. The modules are designed to be completed within less than one week – though access will remain open. Upon completion, you will be proficient in navigation, content creation, assessment, and engagement tools.Register for Ultra Academy