Convert Your Course to Blackboard Ultra (Faculty)

Modified on Tue, 30 Apr 2024 at 01:44 PM


What is Blackboard Ultra?

Lesley University is transitioning to Blackboard Ultra, the new and improved version of Blackboard. Ultra courses have been redesigned from the ground up and feature a clean modern interface, responsive mobile friendly experience, consistent and intuitive navigation, improved accessibility, streamlined grading, and more.

View the Why You Should Try Blackboard Ultra video walkthrough for more information about Blackboard Ultra at Lesley University.

Blackboard Ultra Training Options

Choose the training option that best suits your needs! Whether you prefer to go at it alone, or want extra support and training on your journey, we have an Ultra training for you: Blackboard Ultra Training Options.

Unable to attend one of our trainings? Email to set up an appointment or request a small group training.

Practice in Your My Space

What is a My Space?

Your My Space course is a private sandbox course where you are the only one enrolled. This space was designed to allow you to practice using myLesley and is the perfect location to begin familiarizing yourself with the tools and features in Blackboard Ultra.

All My Space courses were converted to Blackboard Ultra on January 10, 2024.

Things to Try in Ultra

Ready to start working in Ultra but aren't sure where to start? Use your My Space course to practice using the various tools and features. The following guides will walk you through many of the tools and tasks. As you work through these documents, think about how you may apply these tools to your course(s) and your content. Every course is different - you may not need or want to use all of the tools and features.

Things to Do in Ultra Course View Part 1

This step-by-step guide will walk you through some of the basic features of Blackboard Ultra Course View, including creating an Ultra document, using the text editor, creating folders and modules, creating assignments and tests, creating discussions, and more. 

Things to do in Ultra Course View Part 1 

Things to Do in Ultra Course View Part 2

This step-by-step guide will walk you through some of the more administrative features of Blackboard Ultra Course View, including copying content from a previous course, using batch edit, tracking attendance, setting up the gradebook, grading, and more.

Things to do in Ultra Course View Part 2

Convert Your Upcoming Course

Ready to take the plunge? If you would like to teach your upcoming course in Ultra, please email 

Additional Resources and Support

Blackboard Ultra Course View Faculty Quick Start Guide

This guide contains instructions and tutorial videos to get you started with Ultra Course View: Blackboard Ultra Course View Faculty Quick Start Guide.

What's New in Ultra?

Blackboard is releasing new Ultra features and improvements every month! Some of these new features are large updates with completely new functionality while others are small enhancements. Check out our monthly roundup of features we think you'll love: What's New in Ultra?

eLIS Online Office Hours

Have questions? Need assistance? Join the eLIS staff for our weekly online office hours every Monday and Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 ET. No appointment necessary: eLIS Online Office Hours.

Contact eLIS

Reach out to with any questions or to request a 1:1 or small group training.

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