Browser-based web conferencing can be used to lead virtual classes, office hours, tutoring and mentoring sessions, departmental meetings and more.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time web conferencing software application that allows tutors to share files and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. It provides the ability to communicate with other participants as a class or privately live via video, audio or text-based chat. 

With the ability to integrate a Collaborate Ultra session within the Hub means tutors can restrict access to authenticated users enrolled within a Hub area, providing the ability to verify the identity of a participant.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is included within Queen Margaret University’s new licencing agreement under the APUC framework beginning from March 2018. The Learning Technologies team are currently undertaking a limited pilot due to be completed by June 2018 with the aim for full deployment across the QMU community in the Summer of 2018.

Links to:

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate video

Tutor video: How to Add Collaborate in your Hub module

Tutor document: Template for Student Guidance 

Further Help guides and resources