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Moderators and presenters can upload certain types of content or share the desktop screen with participants. The new Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Experience performs best in Google Chrome browser. 


Sharing files

  • Upload GIF, JPEG and PNG images, PDF files, or PowerPoint presentations to your session.
  • Select Add Files Here or drag a file into the box to upload it. Click Share Now when ready for participants to see the file.

Sharing whiteboard

  • Collaborate with your students using the whiteboard. Open a blank whiteboard to draw or just jot down notes.

Sharing applications

  • Share your desktop or a software application to teach students about a particular topic. Whenever you move through the application or desktop, your students automatically follow along.

NOTE: Application sharing is not currently supported for screen readers in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Experience. If you are using a screen reader, you can share files and a blank whiteboard with your participants. You cannot share an application.

Sharing PowerPoint

  • Select Share Files when using PowerPoint presentations of 60MB or lower. This gives you and your participants the best experience.
    • Upload your PowerPoint and click Share Now
    • A slide navigator panel opens showing you all of your slides. 
    • Select a slide to start sharing it. Click the presentation name to open the slide navigator panel again at any time.
  • TIP: Use Share Application, if your presentation has animations. Choose Entire Screen or make sure your presentation is in Present mode before sharing it as an application.

See → How do I share PowerPoint in a Collaborate session?

Sharing / presenting tools

See → How do I annotate a whiteboard or file in Collaborate?