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Center for Scholarship and Teaching: Blackboard Ultra Basics

The CST provides instructional technology help and faculty development programs.

Workshops and Videos


This session focuses on the differences between capabilities available in both Original and Ultra, new features in Ultra, and what to expect as you copy or build your new course.


This session focuses on a walk-through of basic Ultra course site structure, the difference between learning modules and folders, and a brief overview of Ultra discussions, journals, gradebook, and assignments.


In addition to the Sept. 26 content, this session includes information about how to add Unsplash images to Learn Ultra modules and provides more details about forced sequencing, rubrics, messaging, and conversations.