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.

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August 2019 Release

You can now create Ultra Organizations, which have the same functionality and workflows as Ultra Courses. Plus, instructors can create Question Pools in the Ultra Course View to help build assessments quickly and encourage academic integrity.

Learn SaaS release 3700.7.0 was released to Production environments on August 14th.  Highlights of this release include: 

Ultra Base Navigation 

  • Ultra Organizations: Administrators can now create Ultra Organizations, which have the same functionality and workflow as Ultra Courses – you can choose to create Original Organizations, Ultra Organizations, or let users choose. 

  • Branding Updates: We’ve updated the brands listing page to include the ability for administrators to filter brands by roles or host names and view which brands were just added – we also included a notification if a custom login is specified but won't be visible to users based on brand associations. Similar to the base navigation, Administrators can choose to allow the navigation logo area to be filled with a theme color. 

Ultra Course View  

  • Question Pools: Instructors can now create question pools in the Ultra Course View to help build assessments quickly and encourage academic integrity – they can add questions from all existing tests, assignments, and question banks in their courses and students receive different sets of questions to answer. In the Ultra Course View, question pools replace the Original Course View's random blocks and question sets. 

  • Assessment Enhancement - Options to Show Answers: In Ultra assessments, instructors can now decide if students see the answers to questions that were answered incorrectly; they may also hide answers until all students complete their submissions. 

View all the details in the release notes here. 

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