The following links help explain the new Ultra Navigation and features in Blackboard:
Blackboard has created a free Educator Preview site using their CourseSites platform (registration required) where you can interact with the new versions of Blackboard (Blackboard Learn with Ultra Navigation [Phase 2] and Blackboard Ultra [Phase 3]) and become familiar with the new workflows. The Educator Preview site is an easy way to test and play with the Ultra experience for Blackboard Learn. The preview is an early release of the Ultra Course View - you'll consistently see new workflows over time.
- See a modern, simple user interface that provides quick access to the most critical information faculty and students want and need.
- Play with the both the Original Course View - which contains all the features you're familiar with today - and the new, streamlined Ultra Course View.
- Easily convert existing courses to the Ultra Course View or create a new course from scratch. You can also invite users (or yourself!) to experience your course from the student perspective.
You get four course shells to play with and use to build content. You will have two courses in the Original Course View (with Ultra Navigation) and two courses in the Ultra Course View so that you can experience both. You'll also get a demo course with exemplary content that demonstrates best practices and the Ultra Course View's potential.
As we continue our path to Blackboard Ultra, we will be running pilot programs that will allow interested faculty to try the newest version of Blackboard in their courses. We recommend courses that are flexible and can adapt to possible missing features (such as the unavailability of blogs and wikis). If you are interested in participating in this pilot program, please complete the Ultra pilot interest form.
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