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What's New in Blackboard

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – June 2021

Gallery View in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Gallery view is now available for students in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The default view is speaker view with one big video along the top and small videos underneath. If a student wants to use gallery view, they can pick the view in the top right corner.

The Gallery view zoom controls give you the ability to zoom in to see fewer videos, making each video larger. Navigating between pages allows you to see up to 250 videos while always having the active speaker visible. The Tiled and Speaker views emphasize the person who is speaking and shows up to 3 additional videos.

Screenshot of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Video Gallery
Gallery View
Screenshot of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Speaker View
Speaker View
Screenshot of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Tied View
Tiled View

Gallery View Moderator Settings

As part of this release, instructors now have the ability to turn off Gallery view for a particular session. To do this, go to My Settings, open the Session Settings, and make your selection.