Blackboard Ultra

In 2019, the university committed to upgrading our Learning Management System from Blackboard 9.1 to Blackboard Ultra. Come fall 2021, the university will be fully converted to the Blackboard Ultra learning management system (LMS). Blackboard Ultra will allow UDC educators to facilitate instruction, manage courses (traditional, online, and hybrid), administer assessments, collaborate with students or colleagues using Web 2.0 media and applications, coordinate organizations, and manage assignments more seamlessly. It is a rich and powerful tool that we are committed to using for at least the next five years of operation at UDC. 

Though LMS interface has changed, we still will abide by similar policies as before. To view UDC’s LMS policy guidelines, click here. On this page, you will find a variety of resources to help you get started or resolve issues in Blackboard. If you have additional questions not answered here, don’t hesitate to contact the Help Desk. 

Ultra Base Navigation

This section focuses on getting you oriented to Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation, and helps you become familiar with the interface.

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This section focuses on getting you oriented to Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation, and helps you become familiar with the interface.
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Building and Modifying Ultra Course

This section will help you understand the Blackboard Ultra course layout and add, modify, and edit content.

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This section will help you understand the Blackboard Ultra course layout and add, modify, and edit content.
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Communication Tools

This section explores the built-in communication tools in Blackboard, e.g., Messages and Announcement.

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This section explores the built-in communication tools in Blackboard, e.g., Messages and Announcement.
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Add a Journal Entry

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Blackboard Collaborate  
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Webex Meeting -   Virtual Meetings  
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Assessing Learners

This section explores two types of assessment tools in Blackboard: the assignment and test tools, which are essential in assessing student progress and providing feedback to learners.

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This section explores two types of assessment tools in Blackboard: the assignment and test tools, which are essential in assessing student progress and providing feedback to learners.
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Gradebook

This section will discuss the main elements of Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra, which helps faculty monitor learner progress and manage class assignments and attendance.

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 This section will discuss the main elements of Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra, which helps faculty monitor learner progress and manage class assignments and attendance.
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Blackboard Instructor App

Blackboard Instructor is a mobile app that enables faculty to view course content, modify settings, grade assignments, connect with students in discussions, and launch Blackboard Collaborate sessions.

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