Client Stories

Over 180 clients have made the move to Learn Ultra. Check out why they made the move, their path to Ultra, and the impact the new experience is having at their institutions. Plus, if you haven't made the move to SaaS deployment yet, view client perspectives on SaaS as well.

Learn Ultra

Angelina College logo
“The migration to SaaS exceeded our expectations, and faculty and student acceptance of the Ultra Base Navigation was much faster than anticipated.”
Judy Wright
Judy Wright
Senior Director of Distance Education
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Belmont logo
“Both faculty and students find the Ultra Course View more visually appealing and user friendly.”
Geoff Price, Ph.D.
Geoff Price, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Technology
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California State University, East Bay logo
“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 design, the Ultra experience.”
Roger Wen, Ph.D.
Roger Wen, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Online Campus
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Eastern Kentucky University logo
“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.”
Jean Marlow
Jean Marlow
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
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Faulkner University logo
“Moving to the Ultra Base Navigation and SaaS has been great. It was a painless transition and we should have done it long before we did.”
Tiffany Cantrell
Tiffany Cantrell
Director of Faulkner University Online
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Houston Baptist University logo
“Learn Ultra is critical to our vision of growth and is one of the catalysts of change needed to meet our aggressive goals.”
Paulita Brooker, Ed.D.
Paulita Brooker, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for E-Learning and Continuing Education
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Illinois Institute of Technology logo
“Blackboard has made noticeable, meaningful changes—both from a Learn product and company perspective—that make it easy and enjoyable to be their partner.”
Brad Katz
Brad Katz
Director of Teaching & Learning and Educational Technology
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Meharry Medical College Logo
“Our instructors are medical or clinical—they may not be heavy computer users. The user-friendliness of the Ultra Course Experience has made teaching in Blackboard so much easier.”
Teresa Young
Teresa Young
Director of Learning Technologies
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Logo for Northern Illinois University
“With 98% of our students using Learn, it has become a part of our brand. Learn influences students’ perception of our ability to teach them what they need to be successful. Ultra helps us create the modern perception we’re aiming for.”
Stephanie Richter
Stephanie Richter
Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Support
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Northumbria University logo
“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.”
Professor Peter Francis
Professor Peter Francis
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
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Northwest Florida State College Logo
“As a professor, I enjoy teaching with the Ultra Course View. I love the responsive design, that it offers tips and tricks along the way, and that it is intuitive for students. Learn Ultra is beautiful and is continuously getting better.”
Deidre Price, Ph.D.
Deidre Price, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Technology and Online Education
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Stetson University logo
“Moving to SaaS and Ultra has greatly improved the student and faculty teaching experience and it has fully improved my team’s ability to support it.”
Lisa Sawtell, M.Ed.
Lisa Sawtell, M.Ed.
Director of Online Learning & Educational Technology Stetson University
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University of Louisville logo
“We are a part of the City of Louisville’s 55,000 Degrees (55K), a program to advance our citizens’ education achievement. Learn Ultra and Collaborate Ultra help us attract and educate students in order to deliver on these 55K goals.”
Alicia Dunlap
Alicia Dunlap
Assistant Director, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
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UMBC: An Honors University
“Learn Ultra helps us support content and assessment delivery, engage the campus beyond the traditional classroom, and provide the flexible instruction expected by our students.”
Mariann Hawken, D.M.
Mariann Hawken, D.M.
eLearning Coordinator
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SaaS Deployment

Baylor College of Medicine logo
“We have 5 colleges with varying schedules which was making it increasingly difficult to find windows for updates and new releases.”
William McKinney
William McKinney
Blackboard System Administrator
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Bellevue University Logo
“We migrated 25,000 courses in 3 days. It was a nice, smooth migration.”
Jolene Jackson
Jolene Jackson
Director of Business Systems
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Drexel University logo
“The benefits of SaaS are numerous: zero downtime, equal if not faster speeds, disaster recovery, and we are now always on the latest release.”
Michael Shelmet
Michael Shelmet
Director of Instructional Technology
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Edge Hill University Logo
“Moving to SaaS has reduced our total cost of ownership for Blackboard Learn; we are especially seeing benefits from a reduced administrative burden.”
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Digital Learning Manager
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Elizabeth City State University logo
“Moving to SaaS was effortless; there was not much to it.”
Kimberley N. Stevenson, Ed.D.
Kimberley N. Stevenson, Ed.D.
Director of Distance Education & Teaching Excellence
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ITBA Logo
“With SaaS deployment, we don’t have to worry about capacity or availability. In other words, we are no longer limited—our capacity for learning innovation is now unhindered.”
Javier Apat
Javier Apat
Chief Information Officer
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Lakeland University logo
“Our migration went so smoothly. Our project coordinator met with us on a regular basis and knew exactly what was needed. There were no surprises; it just worked.”
Chuck Grubisic
Chuck Grubisic
Director of Technology Services and Operations
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Lincoln Land Community College logo
“Most of our instructors use Learn and a third of our courses are fully online. Learn is mission critical, yet when we were self-hosted, we couldn’t move past Learn 9.1, Service Pack 14 due to a lack of resources.”
Andy Mitkos
Andy Mitkos
Learning Management Systems Coordinator
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Saint Mary's College Notre Dame 175 year logo
“SaaS deployment allows our small team to devote more time to a higher quality teaching and learning environment.”
Kathy Saville
Kathy Saville
Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology
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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi logo
“Our goal is to grow enrollments to 15,000; SaaS offers us the flexibility and scalability needed to manage this fast rate of growth.”
Denise Dougherty
Denise Dougherty
Systems Administrator
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University of Arkansas at Monticello logo
“Moving to SaaS is like gaining headcount. Now my team is free to invest time in more meaningful tasks—like faculty development.”
Bryan Fendley
Bryan Fendley
Director of Instructional Technology and Web Services
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Logo for the University of Northern Iowa
“We evaluated 4 LMS providers, conducted 3 internal surveys, and involved all stakeholders. Upon conclusion, we decided that Blackboard continues to be the right solution for UNI.”
Jeffrey Ries
Jeffrey Ries
Applications Administrator, LMS
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