Learn Ultra. Clearing the Path to Modern Learning.

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Blackboard Learn™ with the Ultra experience (Learn Ultra) delivers a simpler, more powerful teaching and learning experience. With a modern, intuitive, fully responsive interface, Learn Ultra better engages students, eases the burden on educators, and clears the path to success.

Join Over 300 Clients Who Have Made the Move to Learn Ultra

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Paulita Brooker, Ed.D.
“Learn Ultra is critical to our vision of growth and is one of the catalysts of change needed to meet our aggressive goals.”
Professor Peter Francis
“We have partnered with Blackboard as we felt they are, with their new products and enterprise partnership ambitions, the leading technology company to support Northumbria to deliver an innovative and dynamic student learning experience.”
Jean Marlow
“Learn Ultra supports our goals of retaining and graduating more students. It looks great, facilitates communication, and offers students the educational resources needed to be successful.”
Roger Wen, Ph.D.
“We have 15,000 students and more than 50% of them are relying on mobile devices, working in Starbucks and on Rapid Transit. We needed Blackboard’s highly responsive, clean [Ultra] design.”
Deidre Price, Ph.D.
“The student experience within Learn Ultra is terrific. The student navigation is simple, the Activity Stream is remarkable, and the sense of aggregating, streamlining and simplifying communications is dramatically improved.”

Why Learn Ultra?

Here are just a few ways Learn Ultra removes barriers to teaching and learning in order to drive student success.

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Efficiency. Get Things Done, Quicker & Easier.

Powerful, yet simple tools and workflows help learners and instructors stay organized, easily take action, and engage with content and each other.

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Mobility. Any Device, Any Time.

Learners and instructors can easily learn and teach anytime, anywhere with Learn Ultra’s fully responsive design for all devices.

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Actionable Insights. Data, It's More Than Just a Buzzword to Us.

We’re not just handing you data. We’re surfacing data that matters when it matters most— to foster more personalized interactions and drive student success.

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Accessibility. Helping All Learners Succeed.

Our goal is to help all learners and instructors—regardless of age, ability, or situation—succeed. At Blackboard, accessibility is at the forefront of product development—not an afterthought.

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Openness. In Every Sense of the Word.

Open to integrate. Open to extend. Open to get your data. Because we understand that Learn is just one part of your educational ecosystem. Plus, you’ll have access to the most robust partner network available.

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Seamless. Go Beyond the Traditional LMS.

Excite educators and learners with seamless, deeply integrated tools that “just work”—like publisher content, other Blackboard products, and 3rd party tools.

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Reliability. Always On, Always Updated.

Teaching and learning never stops. Eliminate downtime (and breathe a sigh of relief), plus take advantage of the latest enhancements as soon as they become available; no upgrade—or system downtime—needed.

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Flexibility. Change at a Pace That Works for You.

Institutions need to adapt to meet learner and instructor needs while minimizing disruption and ensuring continuity. That’s why we provide options so you can roll out the Ultra experience at your desired pace.

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What’s New in Learn Ultra?

When was the last time you looked at Learn Ultra? It’s time to take another look. Check out the latest additions.

Student Gradebook
September 2020 Release

Helping instructors save time and reinforcing academic integrity are the key highlights of this release. Instructors can now create automated test question feedback, send course announcements via email, view grades using the student list view, create password protected assessments, and much more.

The Learn SaaS release v3800.17.0 was released to production environments on September 3, 2020.

Highlights include:

Ultra Experience (Ultra Base Navigation & Ultra Course View) 

  • API updates: With this release, the public assignment APIs to support SafeAssign options were enhanced. The ability to create, update or delete Institutional Hierarchy node associations between courses and Institutional Hierarchy nodes has also been added.

Ultra Course View

  • Automated test question feedback  Instructors can save time with our new automated feedback comments. When creating questions, instructors can enter feedback for correct and incorrect answers on auto-graded question types such as True/False. Students will automatically receive the feedback when they submit the assessment. 
  • Password protected assessments – Academic integrity is one of the important pillars for any institutions teaching and learning practice.  Instructors can now add a system-generated password to assessments in the Ultra Course View, better safeguarding and minimizing unauthorized access. Students can access passcode protected assessments using Blackboard Learn Ultra or the Blackboard app.
  • H5P added – H5P has been added to list of supported embedded media in the text editor.
  • Send course announcements by emailTo increase the chance of students receiving important course announcements, and to provide instructors with the assurance that their announcements are reaching as many students as possible, Ultra Course Announcements can now be sent by email.
  • Student list view in the grade book – In response to client feedback, we’ve added this additional Student List View to the gradebook. Using this new view improves gradebook performance in courses with very large enrollment numbers. In the Student List View tab, instructors can see rows for each student in addition to a tab with rows for gradebook items.

View all the details in the Learn SaaS release notes

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