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 the 180+ 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 Question Pool
October 2019 Release

Check out the new grading and assessment features. Downloading assignment files in bulk, adding decimal point values to grades, and advances in the management of question pools are just a few things in this release that will simplify the management of courses.

On October 3, 2019, Learn SaaS release 3700.11.0 was released to Production environments. Highlights of the release include: 

Ultra Course View 

  • Bulk download submissions: Instructors can now easily download all or selected student assignment file submissions at one time. A ZIP file with selected assignments will be generated for quick download.

  • Decimal point values for assessments: To offer greater grading flexibility, instructors are now able to enter decimal values in the Points field for individual questions and in the Maximum points field for assessments that don't contain individually graded questions. Instructors can use values with up to two numbers after the decimal.

  • Regrade questions in question pools: Instructors can now regrade individual questions within a question pool. Questions within pools can be regraded from a student’s submission or from the assessment panel. When regrading, a message informs the instructor if a question is used in other course assessments. Question updates made while regrading affect all instances of that question in the course.

  • “Select all” and “Clear all” questions for question pools: To make adding questions to a question pool easier in Ultra, instructors have the options to “Select all” and “Clear all” question choices on the “Add Question Pool” page.

  • Delete copied course attendance data: When copying a course that used the attendance tool, instructors can easily delete the copied attendance gradebook columns within the new course. In the Ultra Course View's gradebook list or grid view, open the menu for the extra attendance column and select “Delete.”

  • Additional attendance data handling improvements: We’ve made multiple improvements in how attendance data is handled during course copy, archive/restore, and export/import.

View all the details in the Learn SaaS release notes

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