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What's New in Ultra Courses for Teaching & Learning FA2023

Learn about the latest updates & features in Ultra courses



Date & Time

August 18, 2023, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Ultra offers a new, refreshed teaching and learning experience for Blackboard courses. Redesigned from the ground up, Ultra is responsive, mobile-friendly, and student-centered. Join this 45-minute session to learn what's new in grading, engagement, and content creation in Ultra courses for FA2023, including recent summer updates, how Ultra aligns to Original's features, and what's in development for Ultra courses. Stay after for Q&A and demo. This session is ideal for instructors who currently use Ultra or who are interested in adopting Ultra for FA2023.

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mariann Hawken, Director of Instructional Technology. 
  • The 8.10 session will cover updates for Ultra through August 2023. 
  • For the latest about Ultra including September 2023 updates, please register for the 8.18 session.

To RSVP for the event, please click “Going” below and be sure to add the event to your calendar! Registered participants will also receive a calendar invitation from the event host at least one week before the event.

At least 5 registrations are needed for this session to proceed as scheduled. The session will be recorded if two or more people attend and the link will be distributed to everyone who registered.


This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time. Visit the myUMBC Event post and select the "Join Online Event" button to join the Collaborate session.

Prior to the Event

  1. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using Chrome or Firefox, preferably the most recent updates to those browsers. Closing any unnecessary browser tabs will help conserve your bandwidth.  

  2. If this is your first time joining one of our webinars, please review the Bb Getting Started Guide or our Quick Start Guide for All Users. You will also find additional helpful information for using Blackboard Collaborate at our extensive FAQs.

  3. After joining the session, please configure your audio. Having trouble accessing Collaborate? Please see our Troubleshooting Audio Problems or Networking Issues for Collaborate guides.