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 100-250 attendees depending on license)
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 Blackboard Open LMS
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