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Attendees can be moderators, presenters, participants, and captioners in the Ultra experience. Roles determine what tools you have access to in a Collaborate session.


Moderator Presenter Participant Captioner 
Collaborate Role

Moderators have full control over all content being shared. They can make any attendee a presenter or a moderator. Moderators see hand raise notifications and can lower hands. They can remove attendees from a session, but they cannot remove other moderators.

Moderators can set the session settings, including deciding what participants can and can't do. Moderators get email with links to their session recordings. 

The presenter role is designed to allow students to present without giving them full moderator privileges. Presenters can upload, share, edit, and stop sharing content. They can also see hand raise notifications and can lower hands. 

The Presenter role may be assigned to a user in the Collaborate session or it can be set as the default entry point when creating a session

In an Ultra course, students enrolled in groups with Collaborate enabled are Presenters.

Participants can enable and disable notifications, such as when attendees enter and leave a session or when someone has posted something to the chat.

Moderators can decide if participants share audio and video, chat, and draw on the whiteboard or shared files.

The captioner role is designed to provide an accessible learning experience for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for students whose native language is different from the moderator's. The captioner is given an area to type what is being said. Other participants can view what the captioner is typing in real time.

You can have multiple captioners for multiple languages.

The captioner role must be assigned by the moderator to a user in the Collaborate session.

Course RoleInstructor, TA, SI-PASSStudent (Ultra groups)Student or anyone using the guest linkNone. 

About Collaborate roles and Groups

  • In an Original course, students enrolled in groups with Collaborate enabled may be moderator or presenter. Only moderators can start recordings so groups must have access to recording to be moderators in their group sessions.
  • In an Ultra course, students enrolled in groups with Collaborate enabled are Presenters.