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.

Learn Ultra Admin Support Panel
July 2020 Release

Administrators, you’re going to love the new support panel released this month. But we didn’t stop there. Read more about Learn's new system permissions, enhancements to course discussions, and more.

The Learn SaaS release v3800.13.0 was released to production environments on July 2, 2020.

Highlights include:

Ultra Base Navigation & Ultra Course View:

  • Administrator support panel – It's now even easier for administrators to find self-help resources while in Learn Ultra. Just select the help icon in the lower-right corner to access this new support panel that provides quick links to Blackboard Help, Behind the Blackboard links and more.
  • System permissions for brands – With this release, we’ve added two new system permissions—View Ultra Settings and Change Ultra Settings—to allow more granular access to certain areas of the Admin Panel.
  • API updates - We’ve added the ability to provide public APIs to Read Institutional Hierarchy Nodes, and APIs to access and manage user avatars.

Ultra Course View:

  • Course Discussion improvements – To further simplify workflows, instructors can now decide if they want students to generate their own discussions or not. By default, students won’t be able to create discussions. When students are allowed to create discussions, a label appears under discussion titles to show they were student-created. Additionally, the grader role now requires permission from the administrator to modify a discussion, and students are able to delete their discussions given no one else has responded.
  • Bb Annotate for inline grading – This month completes our phased release of Bb Annotate for Inline Assignment Grading. Bb Annotate offers a robust feature set including a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, and various color selections. It replaces the New Box View integration in both Original and Ultra Course Views. To find out more, visit the Bb Annotate Communication & Adoption Toolkit and the Bb Annotate release plan.

View all the details in the Learn SaaS release notes

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