Introducing our new eLEAP BB Ultra Interface

 

 

Education isn't easy, but your online learning environment should be. The Ultra experience is simple, comfortable, and elegant and goes beyond the course.

Instructors: Get ahead with BB Ultra

 

 

Welcome to the new Blackboard Learn -- a learner-centered environment designed to improve user efficiency and satisfaction in a modern, comfortable, and simple interface. This overview will help you, the instructor, become familiar with the new interface. The streamlined navigation and workflows are designed to allow you to get in, get done, and get out.

Be on Top of What's Happening in Your Course

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After your initial introduction to the Ultra experience for Blackboard Learn, the Activity Stream is this first page any user will see. This stream posts all the changes that have occurred since you last logged in, any upcoming events, and other important messages from your institution. You can also be notified of assignments ready to be graded, any responses from a discussion, and filter any content that you want to focus on in the stream. This tutorial will show you how to access the Activity Stream, and how to access additional details through the stream.

Take Control of Your Class with Course Calendar

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Timing is everything, that’s why we’ve added calendar to the base navigation. This global calendar provides events from across the system, showing dates from multiple courses in one convenient location. If you access the calendar with a course, it displays due dates, the course schedule, office hours, and events for that course only. Any events you add within a course are specific to that course.

Access All your Messages in BB Learn

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In Blackboard Learn with the Ultra Experience, your messages all have one home—just like a normal inbox, but better. You can access all your messages right from the base navigation, or from your course. This video will take you on a functionality tour of the Messages feature.

Enrich Your Course with Third Party Content

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Share content and tools with your students from third-party providers. Integration is supported by LTI open standards so students have access based on enrolment, leaving you worry free when it comes to content distribution.

Engage Students with Online Discussion

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Discussions are an easy way to engage students in your course. With the new design of Ultra in courses, instructors can easily manage discussions, and students will be able to participate in a discussion in numerous places of the application. This tutorial will show you how to add a new discussion, how discussions look to students, and how you can respond and moderate any comments.

Strengthen Students' Critical Thinking with Discussions

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Discussions strengthen students' ability to think critically, express their thoughts in a clear way, and communicate with others. With graded discussions, you can assess these abilities as part of each student's course grade. Show a student where their contributions excel and where they can improve by assigning them a grade.

Assess Students with Tests and Assignments the Ultra Way

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Creating test and assignments has never been easier with Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience. A streamlined, intuitive workflow takes the complexity out of making content. Submissions are automatically responsive, accessible, and mobile friendly.

Foster Collaboration with Group Assignments

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Group assignments are one tool you can use to teach students how to effectively work in teams. This type of assignment helps students realize that each team member can contribute something useful to solving a problem and that the group's result can be more than the sum of its parts. Students demonstrate their knowledge while learning to appreciate the perspective of others.

Grade Assignments in BB Ultra Course View

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You can choose where you want to start grading! From the activity stream, you're alerted when student submissions are ready for grading. Select the link to go to the gradebook. Or, access all your courses' grading tasks on the global Grades page. And finally, in a course, you can access the course gradebook on the navigation bar. Or start grading directly from an assignment.

Deter Plagiarism using Safe Assign in BB Ultra

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You can use SafeAssign to check for potential plagiarism in student submissions in both tests and assignments. This tutorial explains how to use SafeAssign in assignments.

Deploy an Online Test with BB Ultra

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You can use tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. You can create tests alongside the other content students need as they prepare.

Access All Your Grading Tasks on Global Grades Page

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See what you need to grade in all your courses, or drill right into a course and get started. You can access the course gradebook on the navigation bar from anywhere in your course. From the base navigation, you have immediate access to all your courses' grading tasks on the global grades page. You can quickly scan everything you need to grade without navigating to each course. And finally, submissions also appear in the Activity Stream, allowing you to start grading right from there. Wherever you start your grading process, everything you need is just a click away. This video walks you through the gradebook -- viewing and grading submissions as an instructor.

Get Easy with Inline Grading in the Ultra Course View

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If allowed by your institution, you can annotate and grade student files directly within the browser. On the assignment submission page, supported file types open in the browser. This tutorial shows you how to annotate an assignment submission, assign and post a grade, and download the original submission.

Streamline Grading in Blackboard Learn

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See how streamlined grading in the new Blackboard helps remove interface barriers, allowing instructors to focus on student performance, not the interface. One simple click tells instructors who has submitted, who is late, and what has been graded.

Track Students' Performance in BB Ultra

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Holding every student accountable and identifying individuals who are falling behind is made easier in the Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience. Monitor student progress through the activity panel to to keep students engaged throughout the entire activity.

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Introducing the New Blackboard Learn Ultra

Get Ahead with the New BB Ultra

Be on Top of What's Happening in Your Course

Take Control of Your Activities with Course Calendar

Access All Your Messages in BB Learn Ultra

Engage Students with Online Discussion

Grade Assignments in BB Ultra Course View

Strengthen Students' Critical Thinking

with Graded Discussions

Check Students' Understanding with Tests and Assignments the Ultra Way

Foster Collaboration with Group Assignments

Streamline Grading in Blackboard Learn Ultra

Deter Plagiarism using Safe Assign in BB Ultra

Deploy an Online Test with BB Ultra

Access All Your Grading Tasks on

Global Grades Page

Grade Students Easily with Inline Grading right in your browser

Enrich Your Course with Third-Party Content

Track Students' Performance in BB Ultra Course View

HOW TO CREATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT

Instructors, take a quick tour of your Blackboard Learn course environment. Find out how to access your course controls, add and edit the course menu, and edit the default Home Page.