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UA instructors now have the opportunity to explore Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View as part of the Blackboard Learn Ultra Course Pilot. These live webinars, led by the Blackboard team, focus on Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation and Blackboard Ultra Course View. Blackboard Learn Original instructor webinars are also available on demand. Register for live sessions on the Blackboard site: Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series Live Webinars
Blackboard Learn Ultra Basics
This webinar is designed to provide you with easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to engage in, and provide an overview of the types of online assessments available in Learn Ultra Course View.
Grading and Managing the Gradebook in Learn Ultra Courses
This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into setting up grading criteria for assessments, utilizing different types of assessments, and creating gradable assignments in Learn Ultra Courses.
Creating Assessments in Learn Ultra Courses
In this session, we will focus on creating different assessments and assignments in Learn Ultra courses. We will outline the steps to create an assessment or an assignment, including selecting different options in grade settings.
Improving Student Engagement in Learn Ultra
Discover how utilizing tools within Learn Ultra can encourage meaningful engagement among students. between your students and you, and with the content itself! In this session, we’ll examine how to effectively use discussion boards, class conversations, interactive lectures, and other Learn Ultra tools to foster student engagement in your course. We will also explore different ways to promote communication and collaboration among your students to get them involved and to keep them engaged in online classes.
Using Groups in Learn Ultra
Collaborative learning offers many benefits over traditional instruction. Studies show that when students work as a team, they develop positive attitudes, solve problems more effectively, and experience a greater sense of accomplishment. This intermediate session will show you how to use the Groups tool in Learn Ultra to facilitate student collaboration and enhance student engagement in your course.
Ultra-Advantage - Converting a Learn Original Course to Learn Ultra
It’s time for a little Spring clean-up! Let’s look at suggestions on how to effectively clean-up, reorganize, and sort through the content in your Learn Original course before bringing all the content over to the Learn Ultra course. This webinar is designed to provide tips and tricks on streamlining the conversion over to the Learn Ultra courses.
Blackboard Learn Ultra Best Practices
Now that we know the buttons to click to create and setup many of the online learning tools, let’s take a step back and determine what are the features of each of the tools and what are some of the best practices to use them in facilitating our online courses. These sessions will take on more of a pedagogical nature to assist in readying your course and yourself to enhancing the teaching and learning of your students. The sessions will coalesce around the lifecycle of each tool including instructor creation and considerations, student completion, instructor grading, and finally the student accessing their grade. Think broadly in terms of groups, assignments, assessments, journals, and discussion boards—how can I make these more effective for me and for my students.
Introduction to the Ultra Base Navigation
This session will provide you with Base Navigation's main features and functionalities: