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Blackboard Ultra Day - March 5, 2024

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You are invited to Blackboard Day at UM! On March 5th, Blackboard representatives will be on campus to team up with the Faculty Technology Development Center to show you the next generation Blackboard Learn environment, Ultra.

What is Blackboard Learn Ultra?
Blackboard Learn Ultra is a simple, modern, updated, and more intuitive course environment that is easier for instructors and students. Simplified tools and streamlined workflows help learners and instructors stay organized and easily engage with content and each other.

Who should attend?
If you are a faculty or staff member that designs courses in the current Blackboard Learn Original environment, we encourage you to attend a session. This is a great opportunity to see what features are available in Ultra! If you are currently using Ultra format in your courses, there will be advanced session tracks in the afternoon for you as well.

Save the Date: March 5, 2024

Registration at

Session Descriptions

9:00 - 9:30am Welcome and Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00am Ultra Overview and AI
11:00am - 12:00pm Student Success Metrics
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch & Learn: Course Conversion/Course Building Lunch & Learn: Ultra Overview
1:30 - 2:30pm Basic Classroom Management/Student Engagement Advanced Classroom Management/Student Engagement
2:30 - 3:30pm Managing your Gradebook Advanced Gradebook and Flexible Grading Interface
3:30 - 4:00pm Q & A Session

More information:

  • Email: or call FTDC at 662.915.7918