Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Entering a Session as a Moderator
This document explains how to enter a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session as a moderator.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is browser-based and Google Chrome is the recommended browser. You may be able to enter an Ultra session with a different browser, but using Google Chrome will ensure that you have the fullest functionality within the interface.
To get started, you will need to have a session set up. If you do not know how to set up a session, you may refer to the tip sheet, “Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Session Setup” for information.
Open the Canvas course for the class that the Collaboration is in. On the Navigation bar on the left side of the screen, click on the "Collaborate Ultra" tab.
This should open the page listing all of your sessions.
Now, mouse over to the right side of the screen to the circle with the three dots in it. When you mouse over the circle, a popup for session options should open.
Next, click on the circle. In the menu that opens, click on "Join session." You will now enter the session. Note: it may take a minute or two for the session to load.
You may get a message about setting up your microphone and camera. If you get this message, you should click on the Yes button to set up your camera and microphone. If you miss this message or it does not appear, you can still set up your microphone and camera.
You may also get messages about sharing or giving access to your camera and microphone. In order to use your camera and microphone in a session, you must allow Collaborate Ultra to use your camera and microphone.
If you are the first person to enter the session, you will see a message that the room is empty.
At the bottom of the screen, you will also see the main toolbar.
If you would like training or assistance with Collaborate Ultra, please contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.