Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Overview

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing application. With screen sharing, breakout groups, virtual whiteboard, chats and polling it's a convenient solution for online classes or meetings at a distance.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a videoconference software accessible to all NDSU faculty through Blackboard. After selecting your course, go into the "Tools" section and click on the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra icon. This will start a videoconference 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.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

IT Help Desk
Phone (701) 231-8685


University-funded: no charge.

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