Collaborate Ultra Job Aids

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Ultra: Preparing for a Session Job Aid  

This job aid provides faculty with an overview on how to prepare for a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session.

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Ultra: Moderating the Session Job Aid  

This job aid will provide faculty an overview of: 1) Using the chat box (p. 1-2) 2) Recording a session (p. 3) 3) Participant permission settings (p. 3) 3) User roles and Associated Permissions (p. 4) 4) Group Mode vs. Follow the Speaker Mode (p. 5-6) 5) Using polling (p. 7-9) 6) Tools to get immediate student feedback (p. 9)

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Ultra: Sharing Content Job Aid  

This job aid will provide an overview of content sharing in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session, specifically: 1) sharing a blank whiteboard, 2) sharing applications, and 3) sharing files.

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Ultra: Sharing Your Screen Using 1 Monitor  

This job aid will provide an overview of sharing your screen in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session, specifically: if you are only using one monitor. You use share screen to share a website or perhaps your Blackboard course. It is recommended to use Share File to share a Power Point presentation. Please Note: If you use one monitor while you share your screen, you will not be able to see your Ultra room session (including the chat) while you are sharing your screen.

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Ultra: Moderating Breakout Groups Job Aid (PDF)  

This job aid will provide faculty with the step-by-step instructions on how to moderate breakout groups in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

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Ultra: Engagement Tools  

This is a form explaining the different Ultra tools, their description, and how to use it to increase interactions.

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Ultra: Interface and Tool Reference Guide  

This is a chart listing common scenarios, which Ultra tool to use, and how it helps to flip the virtual classroom.

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Ultra: Synchronous Facilitation Do's and Don'ts  

Want to create an engaging synchronous session for your students? Check out some of the facilitator dos and don’ts for facilitating an engaging synchronous session. This graphic refers to the tools available in Ultra, but they are also applicable in other virtual platforms.

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Ultra: Activating Mic Or Calling In  

This is a job aid with instructions on how to activate your mic and webcam, as well as how to access whiteboard tools, zoom controls, and the chatroom.

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Ultra: Attendance Report  

This job aid will provide faculty with the step-by-step instructions on how to view an attendance report for a previous Collaborate Ultra session. Please note: Collaborate Ultra does not integrate with the Grade Center automatically so if you are giving points for attendance you will need to manually add a column in the Grade Center and add points for each student.