Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – a synchronous virtual classrrom
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a virtual synchronous classroom (aka. webinar ) system that is integrated into Blackboard. It enables tutors and students to interact and collaborate in real-time, online. It is similar to how Skype functions (for those who are familiar with Skype). In effect, a tutor can deliver a teaching session online, in which they might show a PowerPoint presentation, share their computer desktop screen, or use a virtual digital whiteboard, and have students interact with this content in real-time from remote locations. It is particularly suited to supporting distance learning.