This article is for Collaborate Ultra, coming to Lesley in January 2017. For assistance with Collaborate Classic please see Collaborate Classic Resources.

Topics in this article include:


System Requirements 


Collaborate with the Ultra Experience is a real-time web conferencing tool, allowing you to conduct meetings online. Typical uses of web conferencing include training, guest speakers, group planning meetings, and online class sessions.

The following video will provide an overview of the tool: Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience User Interface Tour

System Requirements

Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9+

Browser Support

Google Chrome is the optimal browser

Moderators and Presenters: 

In order to share your screen, share an application, or upload a file, you will need to install the Chrome Desktop Sharing Extension. Please note that you will only be able to share your screen, share an application, or upload a file when using the Chrome browser.

Required Plugins: 

Adobe Flash Player version 17 or above

File Types for Upload:

File Types: .ppt, .pptx, .pdf

Image Files: .gif, .jpeg, .png

For more information see Browser Support.


Blackboard Collaborate includes the following:

  • Full screen reader support
  • Global keyboard shortcuts for common actions. For more information see Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Screen reader support for whiteboard activities and uploaded files 
  • Live closed captioning. For more information see Live Closed Captioning.

For more information see Accessibility.