Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Promoting and Demoting Participants

This article explains how to promote and demote participants in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Promoting and Demoting Participants
Note: Google Chrome is the recommended browser for use with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. If you do not have Chrome installed on your computer, you can get if from Software Center.

When you are in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session as a moderator, you may want to change the roles of certain users during the course of a session. You can promote or demote participants, make them the captioner, or even remove them from the session. All of these operations are easy to do and are accessed in the same place.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra-Promoting and Demoting Participants
To get started, open the Collaborate Panel by going to the lower right-hand corner of your screen and clicking on the purple button with the double arrowhead in it.
Button that opens Collaborare Panel

When the Collaborate panel opens, click on the Participant List button.
collaborate panel with participants button highlighted

Your Participants List should open, showing you and all other session participants.
participants list with1 moderator and 3 participants

Locate the name of the participant whose role you would like to change. Then mouse over the circle with the three dots in it until the Moderator controls popup appears. After it appears, click on the circle with the three dots in it.
Participant panel with arrow pointing to moderator control button

After you click, you will see a menu of choices below the participant’s name. Click on role you wish to assign to that participant. 
List of roles with arrow pointing to the Presenter role

If you have promoted a participant to moderator or presenter status, you can demote them to participant status by reopening this menu. If necessary, you may even remove a participant from the session.
lost of roles that can be assigned to a participant after they have been promoted to presenter status

If you have many participants in a session, it may be easiest to find a participant by using the search feature. To do this, start by going to the top of the Participants panel and mousing over the circle with the three dots in it. When the More options popup appears, click on the circle.
Arrow pointing to More Options button at top of Participants panel

After you click a menu will open. In this menu, click on Find participant.
options menu in participants panel

A window will open and you will have a search box were you can enter the name of the participant. The more letters you type, the more it will narrow the list. In some cases, you may only need to type a few letters to find the participant you want.
Typing participant name in search box

Things to Keep in Mind
  • It is advisable to only promote participants to the Presenter role unless they will actually be helping you to moderate the session.
  • It is only necessary to promote someone to Presenter role if they are presenting but not moderating the meeting. 
  • The Captioner role is the person/people who will type in captions as the meeting progresses, if closed captioning is enabled. Note: Learning Technology Services (LTS) does not provide or pay for the use of session captioners.
If you would like training or assistance with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.

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Owner:Rich B.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-09-28 10:55 CDTUpdated:2017-05-01 15:51 CDT
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