Blackboard Ultra Training Options for Faculty

Modified on Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 01:51 PM


About 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.

Choose Your Ultra Adventure

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.

Introduction to Ultra Course View for Faculty

Join us for a one hour introduction to Blackboard Ultra Course View. We will give you a guided tour of the new interface and set you up with the support and resources that you need to get started teaching in Ultra right away.

Select a date below to register for one of our upcoming sessions:

Unable to attend one of these trainings? Reach out to to schedule an appointment.

Half-Day Ultra Training Session for Faculty

Jumpstart your Ultra adventure with this half-day hands-on training session. Learn how to build content in Blackboard Ultra, including Ultra documents, learning modules, and learning activities such as discussions and assignments. 

Select a date below to register for one of our upcoming sessions:

Summer Academic Technology Institute 

Each cohort will participate in a 2-week online seminar. You will learn how to use Ultra Course View to create an engaging and user-friendly experience for your students. By the end of the 2 weeks, you should have your course well on its way to being converted to run in Ultra.

The Institute will feature 2 synchronous training meetings, 2 synchronous working meetings, optional online office hours, and consultations by appointment.

See the full description for more information. Then complete the short application form. Space is limited so apply today!

  • Cohort 1: July 15-26
  • Cohort 2: August 5-16

Additional Resources and Support

Convert Your Course to Blackboard Ultra

Ready to take the plunge? Review the Convert Your Course to Blackboard Ultra article for information on converting your courses to Ultra.

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

Student Quick Start Guide

This guide contains information for students taking an Ultra course: Taking Your First Ultra Course? Here's What You Need to Know.

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?

Contact Us

Reach out to eLearning and Instructional Support (eLIS) at with any questions or to request a 1:1 or small group training.

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