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Class Collaborate Ultra

Below is an overview of Class Collaborate Ultra at NDSU.


Class Collaborate Ultra, formerly known as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, is a web conference software accessible to all NDSU faculty through Blackboard Learn Original. After selecting your course, go into the "Tools" section and click on the Class Collaborate Ultra icon. This will start a web conference connection accessible to all students in your class. In the connection, all participants can share video, audio and their computer screen with each other. The software furthermore allows for breakout groups, shared whiteboard annotation and recording.

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Log in using North Dakota University System (NDUS) account

Getting Started

Best Practices

  • Test equipment for working camera and audio
  • Create a welcome slide
  • Session Etiquette - Rules for the class
  • Mute microphones when not speaking
  • Include Q&A

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Recorded lectures
  • Synchronous lectures
  • Virtual Office hours
  • Guest Speakers
  • Group collaboration

Universal Design/Accessibility

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Keywordsvideoconference, video, conference, videoconferencing, conferencing, web, class, blackboard, collaborate, ultra blackboard,   Doc ID102297
OwnerSharley K.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2020-05-21 11:59 CSTUpdated2023-11-17 13:47 CST
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