Course Customization Options
At the system level and within the course view, the Ultra Experience looks the same in every course and institution. UMBC cannot change the style or function of the Ultra Experience.
|Upload course banner||Yes||Yes||You can upload a course banner that is at least 1200 x 240 pixels. |
See → How do I add a banner image to my Ultra course?
|Add to course menu||Yes||No||The course outline functions as your course menu.|
|Customize menu style||Yes||No||The course outline functions as your course menu and there are no styles to select.|
|Turning tools on or off||Yes||No|
Core Blackboard tools cannot be disabled. Please see → Why can't I turn off certain tools in my Ultra course?
In future releases, instructors may have some flexibility to turn off certain tools, but these privileges will be defined by Bb system administrators.
|Select course theme||No||No||Under consideration for Ultra courses. No timeline yet.|
|Fonts & colors||Yes||No||Functioning as designed to support accessibility.|
You can customize some colors and fonts through the content editor, but not folder or learning module titles.
Course Management Options
As with course customization, there are certain components of an Ultra course that can be managed by the instructor while other elements are controlled by the institution. Some system settings are fixed by default by Blackboard and cannot be changed.
|Tool or Setting||Instructor||Institution||Blackboard|
|Course tools (system)|
|Course tools (licensed)|
|Combined section enrollments|
|Guest access||Not yet supported in Ultra|
|Official student enrollments|
|Additional support staff (TAs, etc.)|