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Collaborate Attendance Integration with Blackboard Learn

Continuous Delivery Collaborate February 2019 | Release to Production 6-7 February 2019
Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2019
Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3500.9.0
Blackboard Learn SaaS Flexible Deployment Option Q2 2019
New features, Original Course View, Ultra Course View, Building Block

This will be available with the Collaborate February release scheduled 6-7 February 2019.

Let Collaborate take attendance for you. In this Collaborate release, Blackboard Learn instructors can host a Collaborate session without tracking attendance manually.

Based on criteria you can set, Collaborate tracks if a student is present, late, or absent from a session. Collaborate then sends that information directly to the Attendance page in your Blackboard Learn course.

Attendance from the Collaborate session is counted in each student's average attendance in the course, which can also be used in calculating student grades.

More on Collaborate attendance reporting in Blackboard Learn 9.1

More on Collaborate attendance reporting in Blackboard Learn SaaS 


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.


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


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.


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.