Blackboard Ally is a tool designed to help improve the accessibility of your course. Ally promotes awareness of digital course content accessibility and provides easy to follow instructions for remediation of "low-scoring content".
How It Works
- Blackboard will show you how accessible your course is with an indicator.
- Blackboard will try to fix it for you, or guide you through a step-by-step process.
- Students will not see the indicators but will have access to alternative accessible formats.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session. Here is a list of recommended equipment to use when utilizing this powerful tool.
- Headphones: Preferred over external speakers to avoid audio feedback being picked up by the mic
- Microphone: A webcam microphone will work, but often a separate mic positioned closer to the mouth picks up less background noise
- Webcam: For transmitting live video of the session to your participant(s)
- Video camera: For transmitting live video of a procedure or demonstration
Frequently Asked Questions
Please follow the Synchronous Session Etiquette guidelines when joining a synchronous session.
Learn how to Record Video Lectures using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
To access an overview of when attendees joined and left Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions and how long attendees were present please see the Session Attendance Report page.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra stops recording your session if all attendees leave the main room to join breakout groups. You can start your recording again from the Session Menu when one or more attendees return to the main room. Read more on the Breakout Rooms page.