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Improved network and bandwidth management

Continuous Delivery v17.6 | Release to Production 3-4 June 2017
Updated Features

In this release, we focused on improving network and bandwidth management.

View the Collaborate v17.6 release notes

Updated Features

Maintenance release

Continuous Delivery v17.5 | Release to Production 6-7 May 2017
Updated features

The May 2017 release is a maintenance release. In this release we focused on resolving issues to continually improve your experience.

View the Collaborate v17.5 release notes

Updated Features

Real-time feedback and in-product tutorials

Continuous Delivery v17.4 | Release to Production 1-2 April 2017
New features, Updated features

In this release, we are excited to introduce you to real-time feedback and in-product tutorials!

View the Collaborate v17.4 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Detachable Participants panel

Continuous Delivery v17.3 | Release to Production 4 March 2017
New features, Updated features

In this release, we focused on including chat in the recording player.

View the Collaborate v17.3 release notes

Updated Features, New Features

Chat available in recording player

Continuous Delivery v17.2 | Release to Production 4 February 2017
Updated features

In this release, we focused on including chat in the recording player.

View the Collaborate v17.2 release notes

Updated Features

Firefox WebRTC and a new recording player

Continuous Delivery v17.1 | Release to Production 28 December 2016
New features, Updated features

Start the year off with new and exciting features. In this release, you can use Firefox with WebRTC and host sessions with 250 participants. We've also updated the recording player to make it easier to use and more accessible.

View the Collaborate v17.1 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

A new recording player

Continuous Delivery v16.12 | Release to Production 3 December 2016
New features, Updated features

In this release, we are excited to introduce you to the new recording player.

View the Collaborate v16.12 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block 1.0.1 | Release to Production 7 November 2016
New features, Updated features, Integrations, Building Block

This release is a maintenance release. In this release we focused on improving internationalization support and assorted bug fixes identified after the initial 1.0 release.

Integrations, Updated Features

Maintenance & HTTP recording playback

Continuous Delivery v16.11 | Release to Production 5 November 2016
New features, Updated features

The November 2016 release is a maintenance release. We also added HTTP recording playback if Flash® isn't available.

View the Collaborate v16.11 release notes

Updated Features, New Features

Collaborate in the Blackboard App

Blackboard App 2.8 | Release to Production 3 October 2016
New features, Updated features

Participants using the Blackboard app 2.8 can:

  • Enjoy an easier entry workflow
  • Set and save a profile picture in iOS and Android
  • Set their status to away

We've also allowed instructors to mute participants during a session. If your instructor mutes all participants from the web version of Collaborate with the Ultra experience, all microphones are turned off in the mobile app as well.

View the Blackboard app help page

New Features, Updated Features, Integrations

Moderator mute controls

Continuous Delivery v16.10 | Release to Production 1 October 2016
New features, Updated features

With this release, moderators can now mute all or individual participants. We've also updated how participants are listed in the Participants panel and Breakout Groups.

View the Collaborate v16.10 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Persistent content

Continuous Delivery v16.9 | Release to Production 10 September 2016
New features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to persistent content!

View the Collaborate v16.9 release notes

New Features

Breakout groups

Continuous Delivery v16.8 | Release to Production 6 August 2016
New features, Updated features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to Breakout groups! We also made some updates to the user experience based on your feedback.

View the August 2016 release overview

New Features, Updated Features

Breakout groups in the Blackboard app

Blackboard App 2.6 | Release to Production 1 August 2016
New features

You can now use Breakout groups in the Blackboard app.

New Features

New user interface & alternate teleconference numbers

Continuous Delivery v16.7b | Release to Production 16 July 2016
New features, Updated features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to the new look and feel of Blackboard Collaborate! Imagine walking into a room designed for collaboration. Content gets more space. High-level actions and information are conveniently grouped. You can engage with participants in new ways.

We also now support alternate teleconference numbers for the European and Australian data centers.

View the Collaborate v16.7b release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Polling

Continuous Delivery v16.7 | Release to Production 1 July 2016
New features

With this release, we're excited to introduce you to polling! Now moderators can poll participants in their sessions to keep everyone engaged and interested.

View the Collaborate v16.7 release notes

New Features

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block 1.0 | Release to Production 30 June 2016
New features, Integrations, Building Block

There is a new, dedicated Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience Building Block for Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 and higher.

This update brings the power and benefits of the Collaborate with Ultra experience session management interface to your Blackboard Learn courses.

New Features, Integrations

Session attendance report and enhancements

Continuous Delivery v16.6 | Release to Production 4 June 2016
New features, Updated features

Now moderators can access a Session attendance report that tells them when participants joined and left their sessions. We also support a new language, Windows® touch devices, and optimized bandwidth consumption.

View the Collaborate v16.6 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Improvements to LTI-based integrations and emoji

Continuous Delivery v16.5 | Release to Production 7 May 2016
New features, Updated features

The May 2016 release focuses on enabling better workflows for Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI)-based integrations and introducing diversified emojis.

View the Collaborate v16.5 release notes

New Features, Updated Features

Release notes for earlier versions

Here are copies of past releases in case you missed them. Release notes for earlier versions are available in English only.