Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a “much improved” rewrite of Blackboard’s real-time video conferencing tool. With its comprehensive tools and capabilities, faculty and students meet in an online space using features such as video and/or audio chat, whiteboard, slideshow, and screen sharing. Blackboard Collaborate is accessible from a desktop, laptop, iOS/Android phones and tablets … at no charge to you or your students!


You need the following to access and participate in Collaborate Web Conference:

  • A computer with an Internet connection, or
  • A mobile device running the Blackboard Collaborate App
  • USC net-id account
  • Headset with microphone (optional)
  • Webcam (optional)


Blackboard Collaborate is based on modern web technologies including HTML 5 and WebRTC. For the best experience, use Google ChromeTM [Download Here].

Additional Assistance:

  • Blackboard Collaborate Support can be reached 24-hours a day by calling: (877) 382-2293.
  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to