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Blackboard Ultra Course Building Session on Wednesday, Jan. 4
Beginning with the Fall 2024 semester, all University Blackboard courses will be offered in Ultra Course View. To help instructors who use Blackboard prepare for the transition, the ITS Online Learning Services (OLS) team will host an Ultra Sprint training session on Wednesday, Jan. 4., 2023.
Blackboard Ultra Course View is an entirely re-designed approach to Blackboard courses, both for instructors to create content and for students to participate in courses. This includes a clean, modern look and a single-page course structure that uses learning modules and folders to organize course content.
You can learn more about Blackboard Ultra Course View on Answers, including features, access and a timeline. OLS staff have worked to test and configure the courses, create support documentation and design training materials to provide a smooth experience for instructors. This includes an asynchronous Ultra Course View Orientation course and short, synchronous training sessions called Ultra Sprints.
Instructors can join the orientation for Ultra Course View sandboxes to explore the new course look, feel and function. Instructors also can compare the features available in Ultra and Original Course View.
OLS recognizes the time and energy involved for each instructor and will continue to provide updates, training and tips. OLS staff are excited to assist instructors as they take advantage of a modernized Blackboard and create first-class Ultra courses.