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Take a look at the new Blackboard Learn Ultra.

Designed with a modern, intuitive, personalized interface, Blackboard Learn™ with the Ultra experience (Learn Ultra) engages your students and eases the burden on you. With timesaving tools and a streamlined design, it's never been easier to teach and learn on any device.

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Kate Drabinski, Ph.D.
“I am in love with the Blackboard Ultra interface right now. So clean! So streamlined! #grading #soUltra”
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.
“I found myself pleasantly surprised with the new Ultra user interface, and appreciate the cross-course perspective for faculty, which enables me to efficiently communicate with students and manage my content. I also find the new interface to be more learner-centric.”
Geoff Price, Ph.D.
“Both faculty and students find the Ultra Course View more visually appealing and user friendly.”
Tiffany Cantrell
“Faculty and students have shared that the Ultra Base Navigation is easy to use and that they like the design of it. Being an iPad school, students also value the responsiveness of the interface across all devices.”
Alison Stone
“The faculty members who are trying Learn Ultra are especially impressed with the cleaner interface, the ease of navigation, and that the experience is consistent with the mobile app.”

Why Learn Ultra?

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Save Time

Easily engage students, get the information you need, and manage courses with fewer clicks.

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Teach on the Go

Easily accomplish all your activities from your tablet or smartphone via the web browser or mobile app.

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Drive Success

Continuously drive improvement with embedded insights into accessibility, learner engagement, and academic performance.

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Go Beyond the Traditional LMS

Take advantage of seamless, deeply integrated tools like publisher content, 3rd party tools, and other Blackboard tools.

Course content in Learn Ultra on desktop computer
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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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December 2019 Release

The ability for robust group work just got even better with this release as instructors are now able to create group sets and align them to discussions, tests, and assignments. Plus, you’ll like seeing the additional functionality added based on community feedback.

On December 5, 2019, Learn SaaS release v3700.16.0 was released to Production environments. Highlights of the release include: 

Ultra Course View 

  • Course-level group setsTo further enhance the Groups work space, instructors can now create course-level group sets and align them to discussions, tests, and assignments.

  • Grade pill color now optional: The grade pill color offers students and instructors a visual color representation of performance. Now, you can select to turn off the grade pill color in the Ultra Course View. While effective in many instances, we’ve received feedback from some Ultra adopters that grade color can have an adverse effect on student well-being.

  • Text update for Multiple Answer questions: Based on feedback from the community, we've made the text prompt consistent across Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer question types.

View all the details in the Learn SaaS release notes

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