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  • June update supports written feedback via Ultra rubric rows

    Also coming: Record short audio/video course announcements
    6/5 update: The June release is delayed. As soon as we have more information, we will post it. Rubrics can be an essential tool for faculty and the assessment grading workflow. In this release...
    Posted: May 13, 2021 1:44 PM
  • Faculty prioritize grading & assessments for Ultra’s future

    About 76% of current & planned Ultra aligns with Original
    When Ultra was first introduced at UMBC in SP2018, four adventurous faculty opted to use a newly redesigned Blackboard course interface in their courses. Ultra represented a new phase of...
    Posted: May 11, 2021 11:27 AM
  • Coming Soon: Pinning Videos & Student Gallery View in Collab

    Choose who you want to focus on during synchronous sessions
    UPDATE: Following the introduction of gallery view to faculty in April 2021, we are pleased to announce that students and participants will also have access to 25 videos per page with the May...
    Posted: May 5, 2021 11:07 AM
  • Finalize Ultra gradebooks with new drop grades function

    Much needed feature finally arrives to Ultra courses in May
    An easier way to drop multiple grades from a category in the final grade calculation has been a frequent request from Ultra faculty for the Ultra course gradebook. With the May release, just in...
    Posted: April 21, 2021 10:12 AM
  • Group content release, peer assessment coming to Ultra

    Frequently requested features available in April
    In early April, a frequently requested feature finally comes to Ultra courses. Conditional release of content to groups or individual students allows faculty to create remedial paths to certain...
    Posted: March 29, 2021 10:57 AM
  • Coming Soon: Collaborate to Support 25 Videos Per Page

    Increased engagement for moderators available in mid-SP2021
    UPDATE #1: Gallery view is now available! Learn more in this FAQ. UPDATE #2: Students and participants gain access to gallery view with the May update. Spring will bring warm weather to the UMBC...
    Posted: March 24, 2021 8:00 AM
  • Ultra enhances test feedback & journal grading for winter

    Create HTML content & provide activity logs to support
    Four exciting updates come to Ultra for winter courses. Grading enhancements for journals, test feedback release settings, an updated content editor, and support for HTML content are new features...
    Posted: December 11, 2020 11:37 AM
  • Collaborate update features chat mention & text formatting

    Support for up to 1,000 attendees in supersized session
    In any online learning experience, it's important for students to be able to engage socially and collaboratively. Interactions with peers and instructors can lead to greater student success....
    Posted: December 10, 2020 9:40 AM
  • Ultra enhances usability, gradebook, test timer in November

    Flag student retention and other grade alerts in your stream
    Usability and a few gradebook improvements come to Ultra in November. New, larger icons with thicker line strokes and blue backgrounds improve accessibility and better support quick scanning of...
    Posted: October 23, 2020 12:29 PM
  • New Batch Group Management Tool Available in Bb Ultra

    Custom solution works in both Ultra & Original courses
    Group management is one of the most important tools in a Blackboard course. For large courses, group management is a critical component of assigning students to groups and managing engagement or...
    Posted: September 18, 2020 12:25 PM