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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is continuously improved with new features, enhancements, tweaks, and fixes released monthly. All Release Notes are posted on Blackboard's support site with highlights gathered here:

October 2019

  • Share video in Chrome tab
  • New & improved emoji support

August 2019

  • Additional browser pop-up notifications

July 2019

  • Share files with breakout groups

June 2019

  • Inactivity reminder / disconnect

April 2019

  • Custom polling questions
  • Network connectivity indicators

March 2019

  • Native WebRTC-based support for users in Safari 11/12 & Microsoft Edge
    • Native WebRTC-based support for Safari in iOS 11/12 in BETA.
  • END OF SUPPORT FOR FLASH (IE 11 & Safari 10)

February 2019

  • Track attendance & push data to Bb Attendance tool

November 2018

  • Upload captions (*srt) to recordings
  • See when someone is typing in chat

October 2018

August 2018

  • Session timer

July 2018

April 2018

  • Export session attendance reports as a CSV file

February 2018

  • Phone only-dial in (users will be anonymous)
  • Edit recording names
  • Application sharing bandwidth improvements
  • Single menu for settings, feedback, status

January 2018

  • File conversion improvements to support screen readers & accessibility.

December 2017

  • Maintenance fixes for infrastructure improvements.

November 2017

  • Updates were postponed

October 2017

  • Renamed Participants to Attendees.
  • Audio via phone does not require continued use of web browser after initial login for phone/PIN sync.
  • Private chat is available to all Attendees (except phone) by default.
  • Moderators can limit private chat via Session Settings.

September 2017

August 2017

  • Private chat tutorial
  • Improvements to chat & breakout groups

July 2017

  • Mobile app
  • Private chat
  • Session support for up to 500 participants


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