Convert Your Course to Blackboard Ultra (Faculty)

Modified on Fri, 12 Jan 2024 at 09:38 AM

TABLE OF CONTENTS


What is Ultra Course View?

Blackboard Ultra has been redesigned from the ground up and features a modern, mobile-first design and intuitive navigation. Features include: 

  • A responsive mobile friendly experience. Move from phone to tablet to computer seamlessly. 
  • Improved accessibility. 
  • Consistent navigation for students across courses. 
  • Progress tracking. 
  • Streamlined grading.
  • And more.

Blackboard has recently tripled its development team for Ultra courses. New features and improvements are released every month! Some of these new features are large updates with completely new functionality. Others are small enhancements that improve workflows and your experience teaching and learning in Ultra. For more information about new features, visit our What's New in Ultra? page


Check out all of our Ultra information pages on the Lesley eLIS blog.



Ultra Training Options

Join us for an Ultra training session. Choose the training option that best suits your needs! Whether you prefer to go at it alone, or want extra support and training on your journey, we have an Ultra training for you: Blackboard Ultra Training Options



Practice in Your My Space

What is a My Space?

Your My Space course is a private sandbox course where you are the only one enrolled. This space was designed to allow you to practice using myLesley and is the perfect location to begin familiarizing yourself with the tools and features in Blackboard Ultra.


All My Space courses were converted to Blackboard Ultra on January 10, 2024.


Things to Try in Ultra

Ready to start working in Ultra but aren't sure where to start? Use your My Space course to practice using the various tools and features. The following guides will walk you through many of the tools and tasks. As you work through these documents, think about how you may apply these tools to your course(s) and your content. Every course is different - you may not need or want to use all of the tools and features.


Things to Do in Ultra Course View Part 1

This step-by-step guide will walk you through some of the basic features of Blackboard Ultra Course View, including adding an Ultra document, using the text editor, creating folders and modules, creating assignments and tests, creating discussions, and more. 

Things to do in Ultra Course View Part 1 


Things to Do in Ultra Course View Part 2

This step-by-step guide will walk you through some of the more administrative features of Blackboard Ultra Course View, including creating groups, tracking attendance, batch editing, coping content, setting up the gradebook, and more.

Things to do in Ultra Course View Part 2



Convert Your Upcoming Course

If you would like to teach your upcoming course in Ultra, please email elis@lesley.edu. 



Additional Resources and Support

Blackboard Ultra Course View Faculty Quick Start Guide

This guide contains instructions and tutorial videos to get you started with Ultra Course View: Blackboard Ultra Course View Faculty Quick Start Guide


eLIS Online Office Hours

Join the eLIS staff for our weekly online office hours every Monday and Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 ET. No appointment necessary: eLIS Online Office Hours.


Contact eLIS

Reach out to elis@lesley.edu with any questions or to request a 1:1 or small group training.

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