Winthrop University: Blackboard Learn Ultra

Blackboard Learn Ultra

What is Blackboard Learn Ultra?

  • Blackboard Learn Ultra is the latest version of Blackboard. Please watch the video below for an overview of Ultra.

 

What should I expect in Ultra?

  • Improved Look and Feel
  • Simplified Navigation
  • More Focus on Accessibility
    • Blackboard Ally is a feature in all courses to help faculty ensure their course documents meet federal accessibility guidelines. A dial icon will appear beside each document to indicate the accessibility score and provide instructions for improving the document’s accessibility.

Ultra Ally Accessibility Score

Do I have to switch?

  • Winthrop is taking a phased approach to Ultra adoption.
  • Interested faculty currently have the option of converting courses to the new Ultra Course Experience. Please first obtain approval from your department before seeking to convert a course within a particular program.
  • We are looking to grow the number of innovators teaching with Ultra each term.

How do I learn more or get started?

  • If you are interested in converting to the new Ultra Course Experience, sign up to be an innovator. Please first obtain approval from your department before seeking to convert a course within a particular program.  If you have questions or would like to discuss how Ultra would work for you, please reach out to the Office of Online Learning at 803/323-2212 or blackboard@winthrop.edu.

Additional Resources: 

Original Vs. Ultra Highlights (Link) 

Learn more about the new Ultra Course Experience (PDF 447KB)

 

Last Updated: 1/9/23