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.
|This section focuses on getting you oriented to Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation, and helps you become familiar with the interface.|
|Ultra Base Navigation Overview||Watch|
|Edit Your Profile in Blackboard Ultra||Watch|
|Modifying Notification Settings||Watch|
|Connecting Blackboard with Cloud Storage Accounts||Watch|
|Activity Stream Overview||Watch|
Building and Modifying Ultra Course
This section will help you understand the Blackboard Ultra course layout and add, modify, and edit content.
|This section will help you understand the Blackboard Ultra course layout and add, modify, and edit content.|
|Ultra Course Interface Overview||Watch|
|Adding Content to Course Content Area||Watch|
|Creating a Learning Module||Watch|
|Creating a Document Page||Watch|
|Creating a Link in the Course Content Area||Watch|
|Creating a Link Using the Content Editor||Watch|
|Student Preview Tool||Watch|
This section explores the built-in communication tools in Blackboard, e.g., Messages and Announcement.
|This section explores the built-in communication tools in Blackboard, e.g., Messages and Announcement.|
|Create a Discussion||Watch|
|Creating a Journal||Watch|
Add a Journal Entry
|Blackboard Collaborate Overview||Watch|
|Accessing Blackboard Collaborate||Watch|
|Sharing an Application or a Desktop||Watch|
|Sharing PowerPoint Files||Watch|
|Share Files to Breakout Groups||Watch|
|Live Closed Captioning||Watch|
|Webex Meeting - Virtual Meetings|
|Accessing & Setting up your Webex Account||Watch|
|Schedule Virtual Meeting Using Webex||Watch|
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.
|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.|
|Viewing & Grading Assignments||Watch|
|Creating a Test||Watch|
|Create Matching Questions||Watch|
|Fill in the Blank Question||Watch|
|Using Question Pools||Watch|
|Grade Using a Rubric||Watch|
This section will discuss the main elements of Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra, which helps faculty monitor learner progress and manage class assignments and attendance.
|This section will discuss the main elements of Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra, which helps faculty monitor learner progress and manage class assignments and attendance.|
|Overall Course Grade||Watch|
|Accessing the Submissions Page||Watch|
|Submissions Page Layout Overview||Watch|
|Adding a Row in Gradebook||Watch|
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.