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What's the Ultra Experience?

Spend more time teaching and less time setting up. We've redesigned Blackboard Collaborate to give you a better teaching and learning experience—the Ultra experience.

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Join sessions quickly.

You don't have to install Java or a launcher. Join the browser-based sessions easily and quickly.

Enjoy a modern look.

Our sleek and intuitive interface gives a clutter-free experience that puts everything at your fingertips. We call this the Ultra experience.

Focus on teaching.

Our new interface is easy to use so you can focus on teaching.

Ready to Roll?

When you or your students log in for the first time, you have the choice of switching to the Ultra experience, test driving it or keeping your classic experience of Collaborate for now and switching later.

Are you hosting a session soon? Let's get you ready!

Not sure yet? See Which Experience Should I Use? and Release Notes for Administrators.

Not a current Collaborate user? To request more information, see the Learn More page and fill out the form (available in English only).