User Interface Options

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    This information applies only to the Ultra experience.

    Blackboard Learn is now available in different deployment options. Self-hosted and managed-hosted environments of Blackboard Learn use the Original Experience. You can use Blackboard Learn SaaS with the Original experience or the Ultra experience. The following table provides a high-level comparison.

    Compare the Experiences

    Compare Original and Ultra
    Feature Original Experience Ultra Experience
    Navigation The Original experience has four main navigational elements: tabs, modules, orientation bar, and a left panel where users access items in courses. The Ultra experience has a single navigational approach: left navigation that opens layers one on top of the other as users navigate through a course.

    To learn more, see the instructor information about the Ultra and Original experiences.

    Accessibility Original implements WCAG 2.0 as the baseline for accessibility. The Ultra experience is built to comply with accessibility standards defined in WCAG 2.0 Level AA and Section 508. Blackboard Learn SaaS with the Ultra Experience has an overall rating of Supports with Exceptions for the WCAG 2.0 requirements.

    To learn more, see Accessibility in Learn SaaS.