Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Guide for Students

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.

Access Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard

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

Student Orientation

View the video below to learn how to navigate to a Collaborate room, use basic features and get 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.

Using the Presentation Features

View the video below to learn how to use presentation features in a Collaborate session.

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.