What's New in Blackboard

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – September 2021

Release Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Use Blackboard Group Sets as Collaborate Ultra Breakout Groups

Group sets created in your Blackboard course can now be used as breakout groups in Collaborate Ultra. When starting a breakout group, select “course group set”  from the “Assign Groups” dropdown box. A window will appear briefly to connect Blackboard with Collaborate Ultra. Once loaded, you’ll be able to select your group set, make any adjustments, then click Start. Do note that any changes made to groups in Collaborate Ultra will not change in Blackboard. 

Group of people on Blackboard Collaborate

Browser not supported warning

To get the best experience, you should join Collaborate Ultra sessions with a supported browser. When joining with an unsupported browser, you will now be presented with a warning. This message will provide additional guidance on how to upgrade your browser. 

The Safari version you are usning will soon me unsupported. Please upgrade to the latest version before July 31, 2021 to continue to join sessions.