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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. View the granular spreadsheet comparisonThis list was last updated on September 16, 2021.

Original ToolUltra ToolStatusAnticipated Release & Comments
AchievementsBadgr

DEPLOYED

Available now.
Adaptive ReleaseConditional Availability
DEPLOYED

Date/time, performance-based, and group/member release available now. 
Batch edit visibility. Not available: Marked reviewed.

Anonymous GradingAnonymous Grading
DEPLOYED
Available now.
AnnouncementsCourse Announcements
DEPLOYED
Available now. Formatting and send as email now supported.
AttendanceAttendance
DEPLOYED
Native attendance in Blackboard. Qwickly Attendance is also available for Ultra courses.
BlogsJournals

RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT

Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Consider OneNote Class Notebook or Google's Blogger as an alternative.
CalendarCalendar
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional calendar options are planned.
Contacts---

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

RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT

Coming to Ultra. No timeline yet.
Course MessagesMessages
DEPLOYED
Available now. Messages may be sent as email.
Course SurveysTBD

RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT

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.
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.
Glossary---
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
GoalsGoals
DEPLOYED
Available now. Goal Reporting is planned for Ultra Courses.
Grade CenterGradebook

AVAILABLE

Available now with limitations. Gradebook filters (e.g., smart views) available FA2021. 
Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
GroupsCourse Groups

DEPLOYED

Available with limitations for Assignments, Tests & Discussions.
See the new groups management tool for batch enrolling students.
Items & BlankPagesDocuments
DEPLOYED
Available now. Additional capabilities are planned for Ultra Courses.
JournalsTBD

DEPLOYED

Available now, but with limited functionality for grading.
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

DEPLOYED

Available now for most vendors in 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/A

Information repurposed through Activity Stream.
Additional information available via Student List View in Ultra gradebook.


RosterRoster
DEPLOYED
Available now
RubricsRubrics

AVAILABLE

Available now. Limited to percentage and percentage-range at this time.
Points-based rubrics expected in 2021. Additional capabilities are planned.
SafeAssignSafeAssign
DEPLOYED
SafeAssign is available for Assignments & Test Essay questions in Ultra Courses. 
Please use Original course shell for Direct Submit.
Self & Peer AssessmentsAssignments with Peer Evaluation enabled

DEPLOYED

Available now.
Send EmailMessages
DISCONTINUED IN ULTRA
Functioning as designed. Messages and announcements 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

AVAILABLE

Available now. Some question types are not available.
Additional capabilities are planned.
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 

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