Blackboard Ultra Course View Advanced Topics Workshops

Location: Zoom

The CAE and Academic Computing will be holding hands-on advanced topic workshops to help faculty make the transition to Blackboard Ultra prior to our planned rollout: All of these sessions will take place on Zoom. The registration form is available at

We are targeting these sessions at faculty who are teaching graduate courses (since graduate courses will transition first), but all faculty are welcome. As a reminder, please note that all Summer graduate courses will be running in Ultra and we are seeking to have all Undergraduate courses running in Ultra by summer 2024. Summer 2023 courses are now populated in Blackboard. Please Note: Any faculty teaching undergraduate courses may request to have their courses moved to Blackboard Ultra before summer 2024 by emailing

Academic Computing and the CAE will continue to offer more sessions as needed, and both groups are happy to consult with individual instructors at any time to make sure that everyone’s transitions to the Ultra Course View is as smooth as possible.

Thank you!

Center for Academic Excellence & Academic Computing

Blackboard Ultra Assessments

An LMS is a convenient option for collecting assessments and providing grades and feedback to students no matter your course modality. Learn how to create individual and group assignments using Ultra Course View, assign tests and quizzes, including enabling Respondus LockDown Browser, and how to set up a discussion board. 

Location: Zoom

Wednesday, April 12th 11:00 am -12:15 pm

Tuesday, April 18th 1:30-2:45 pm

Registration Link:

Communication and Community Building in Blackboard Ultra

Whether your course in in-person, hybrid, or fully online, there's a plethora of tech tools available to help you connect with your students. In this workshop, we'll look at how you can leverage Blackboard Ultra to communicate with your students and build a virtual community. We'll talk about Blackboard Ultra's built-in tools such as announcements, messages, and the discussion board, as well as ways to link to or embed your favorite tech tools such as Padlet or Microsoft Teams. 

Location: Zoom

Thursday, April 13th 1:00 - 2:15 pm

Tuesday, April 18th 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Registration Link:

Setting Up Your Ultra Grade Center

The Ultra Course View grade center provides faculty with more control than ever before. We'll explore the different grade center views including how to search by student or assignments and setting up the overall grade (previously referred to as the Total and/or Weighted Total columns in Original Course View). We'll also walk through the steps to grade an assignment (whether it's an Ultra assessments or a manually created column), provide feedback, and posting the students grades. 

Location: Zoom

Tuesday, April 25th 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Thursday, April 27th 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Registration Link:

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