Which Experience Should I Use?

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    Which Experience Should I Use?

    Not sure if you're ready to move to the new Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience? Let us help you decide.

    With the Ultra experience, Blackboard provides a fully redesigned, high quality, browser-based web conferencing solution that makes distance teaching and learning simple, crystal clear, and worry free.

    Consider using the Ultra experience if you use office hours, lectures, and small group collaboration. On the other hand, you may want to stay with the Original experience for now if you have large group collaboration, do deep teaching and learning, and have large-scale webinars.

    Scenario Recommendations
    Scenarios Use the Ultra Experience Use the Original Experience
    Office hours (for example: one-on-ones, student support, drop-ins)
    yes
     
    Lectures (up to 500 attendees)
    yes
     
    Small group collaboration (up to 250 attendees)
    yes
     
    Provide accessible alternatives to audio content for attendees who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as for attendees whose native language is different from the moderator's
    yes
     
    Sessions that can be accessed from Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 and Learn SaaS
    yes
     
    Sessions that can be accessed from Moodlerooms
    yes
     
    Sessions that can be accessed from another Learning Management System (LMS) that is LTI compliant
    yes
     
    Record sessions
    yes
     
    Deep teaching and learning that uses polling, breakout groups, and so on
    yes
     
    Large scale webinars (up to 1000 attendees)  
    yes
    Large group collaboration (up to 1000 attendees)  
    yes