Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Guide for Faculty

Browser Info: Use Chrome

Important: Download Chrome browser to use for Collaborate meetings. Refer to the Collaborate System Requirements page for detailed information about browser compatibility and accessibility options.

Access Collaborate Ultra in Your Blackboard Course

  1. Log in to your Blackboard account at http://umb.umassonline.net
  2. Navigate to your course
  3. Select Web Conferencing on the left course menu
  4. Click on Blackboard Collaborate
  5. Click Join Room

Faculty Orientation

View the following video for an introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You will become familiar with its basic features, and learn how to navigate and contact support.

Please Note: On July 16, 2016, the interface for Collaborate Ultra has changed. The materials on this page do not yet reflect the new Collaborate Ultra interface. None of the existing functionality has changed. However, where you access it has. We are working to update our instructional materials. Meanwhile, please view the video below to see the interface changes.

Presentation Training

The video below will show you how to use the presentation features in a Blackboard Collaborate room.

How-To Video Clips

The playlist below provides short tutorials (available on our YouTube channel) on common operations and best practices for Blackboard Collaborate.

Need Help?

Contact 24/7 Technical Support for help with Blackboard Collaborate.