Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a webinar/ web conferencing platform designed for use in online teaching. Instructors can create virtual classroom and online meeting spaces to share presentation material and communicate with students via synchronous audio, video and chat tools. Webinar rooms include a collaborative whiteboard tool that allows students to interact with peers and faculty in real time. Instructors can make use of polls directly within a session for immediate feedback and to check for understanding. Students can also be divided into break out rooms to facilitate active and collaborative online group work and assignments. Share content, including MS PowerPoint presentations, or share your desktop screen directly within the web conference room. An archived recording can be created for each session allowing students the opportunity to review material following the live online lecture. Guest links can be used to allow users who are not enrolled in your course to join the session, such as guest lecturers.
Real-time Teaching and Learning Online with Webinars Tip Sheet: