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  • 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
  • Password protection & automated test feedback come to Ultra

    Enhancements to Collaborate, gradebook & announcement tools
    Password protection and automated feedback are two assessment tools coming to Ultra in September. These valuable features enhance the instructor's ability to secure assessments and provide...
    Posted: August 31, 2020 1:28 PM
  • Content Editor Updates Enhance Announcements, Embedded Media

    Ultra journals now included in course copy
    The August Blackboard update introduces an enhanced text editor to the Ultra course announcement tool, allowing faculty to add and display more types of content, embed web links and media, and...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 11:43 AM
  • Basic Journals Arrive to Ultra Courses in June

    Tweaks include assessment feedback, course copy improvements
    Next month's Blackboard update brings a frequently requested tool to Ultra courses: the Journal! Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with instructors or to reflect...
    Posted: May 29, 2020 10:07 AM
  • Updated Ally indicators for Ultra courses in February update

    Tweaks provided for self-enrolled groups & discussion boards
    This month's Ultra update focuses on increasing the visibility of Ally in Ultra courses. Faculty who upload files directly to the Course Content area or within folders and learning modules will...
    Posted: February 7, 2020 12:32 PM
  • New group enhancements scheduled for December Ultra update

    Ungraded assignments also coming this month
    Managing large numbers of students and groups is an important tool in Blackboard. In the current version of Ultra, faculty had to create assignments and discussions before they could create and...
    Posted: December 3, 2019 11:26 AM
  • Improved accessibility support for Ultra courses in November

    Light update also features new icons throughout Ultra system
    As a fully redesigned system, Ultra benefits from an intentional focus on accessibility and mobile responsiveness. In addition to extensive checks to meet accessibility standards, Ultra includes...
    Posted: November 5, 2019 9:52 AM
  • Partial points coming to test questions to Ultra in October

    Bulk download of student submissions also available
    Calculating the grade on an Ultra tests becomes more flexible in the October update when the partial points feature is introduced. When creating a question in an assessment, instructors can enter...
    Posted: October 2, 2019 2:43 PM
  • Self-Enrolled Groups Introduced to Ultra in September

    Needs grading filter also available to Ultra gradebook
    Group management is an invaluable resource in a Blackboard course, especially one with large enrollments. UMBC is closely monitoring the evolution of this important tool in Ultra as we continue...
    Posted: September 4, 2019 2:10 PM