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As a completely redesigned Blackboard platform, the Ultra Experience is continuously enhanced with monthly releases. Tools listed here do not represent the full roadmap under development by the vendor.

This list focuses on core Blackboard tools. Please review these FAQs for other functionality:

Tools may appear in Ultra under another name or form and with different functionality and customizations. These will be noted under comments. Please review linked documentation for additional information.

Don't see a tool listed? Please open an RT ticket to inquire or post your question to the Blackboard Community (registration required).

A simplified list appears on Blackboard's support site. This list was last updated on September 13, 2019.

Original ToolUltra ToolStatusAnticipated Release & Comments
AchievementsTBD
IN RESEARCH
Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Adaptive ReleaseConditional Availability
DEPLOYED
Date/time & performance-based release available now. Batch edit visibility.
Not available: Marked reviewed & release by group or user. More coming to Ultra.
Anonymous GradingAnonymous Grading
DEPLOYED
Available as of September 2018
AnnouncementsCourse Announcements
DEPLOYED
Available now with no formatting. Email is not supported at this time.
Use messages without replies allowed as an alternative.
AttendanceAttendance
DEPLOYED
Native attendance in Blackboard. Qwickly Attendance is also available for Ultra courses.
BlogsTBD
IN RESEARCH
Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Consider OneNote Class Notebook as an alternative.
CalendarCalendar
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional calendar options are planned.
ContactsTBD

DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA

Content CollectionContent Collection
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Learn Ultra.
Content EditorContent Editor
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Learn Ultra.

Course Analytics / Reports

Course Reports / Student Activity N/AAvailable now. Some analytics are embedded.  Might not be visible until student data is generated.
Exact details of reports vary between Original & Ultra courses.
Course LinkTBD
IN RESEARCH
Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Course MessagesMessages
DEPLOYED
Available now. Messages may be sent as email.
Course SurveysTBD
IN RESEARCH
Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Date ManagementBatch Edit -> Dates
DEPLOYED
Available now: Edit due dates & visibility.
Delegated GradingParallel Grading
DEPLOYED
Available now. Enhancements expected in 2020.
DiscussionsDiscussions
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Learn Ultra.
FilesFiles
DEPLOYED
Available now. Upload files from desktop or cloud storage.
FoldersFolders
DEPLOYED
Available now. Limited to two folders deep.
GlossaryTBD
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
GoalsGoals
DEPLOYED
Available now. Goal Reporting is planned for Ultra Courses.
Grade CenterGradebook

AVAILABLE

Available now with limitations. Smart views are not available yet.
Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
GroupsCourse Groups

AVAILABLE

Available with limitations for Assignments, Tests & Discussions.
Groups can be created for course management purposes. Enhancements expected.
Items & BlankPagesDocuments
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
JournalsTBD

IN DEVELOPMENT

Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet. 
Consider OneNote Class Notebook as an alternative.
Learning ModulesLearning Modules
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
Performance DashboardTBD
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
Publisher IntegrationsContent Market

IN DEVELOPMENT

Coming to Ultra. Timeline varies. Vendors are updating integrations for Ultra Courses.
Some publisher integrations are supported as Teaching Tools via LTI Connection.
Please check with your publisher or open an RT ticket to inquire about the status of your preferred tool.
Retention CenterTBDN/AInformation repurposed through Activity Stream
RosterRoster
DEPLOYED
Available now
RubricsRubrics

AVAILABLE

Available now. Limited to percentage and percentage-range at this time.
Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
SafeAssignSafeAssign
DEPLOYED
Available now. SafeAssign is available for Assignments & Test Essay questions in Ultra Courses.
SafeAssign for Discussions is planned.
Self & Peer AssessmentsTBD

IN DEVELOPMENT

Coming to Ultra in 2020.
Send EmailMessages
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
Functioning as designed. Messages can be emailed.
Users may also choose to receive notifications via Email
Student PreviewStudent Preview

DEPLOYED

Available now. 
TasksTBD
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
Tests & Test PoolsTests, Reuse Questions, Question Banks
DEPLOYED
Available now. Some question types are not available.
Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
User ProfileUser Profile
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned.
Web LinkWeb Link
DEPLOYED
Available now. Some tools & links are supported as Teaching Tools via LTI Connection.
WikisTBD

DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA → Consider OneNote Class Notebook or Google Sites