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Pinned Article FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add items to my course?

Learn more about how to add new items and what items you can add to Blackboard Ultra.

Pinned Article FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I copy content into a Blackboard Ultra course site?

This article provides guidance on how to copy content from an existing Blackboard course site (course copy) into an Ultra course.

Pinned Article FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I navigate Blackboard Ultra?

This article contains video links for the new Blackboard Ultra navigation.

Pinned Article FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I upload a syllabus to Blackboard?

Follow these directions to upload a syllabus to Blackboard Ultra.

Pinned Article FACULTY: ULTRA: Self-paced Blackboard Ultra Learn Teaching Essentials Course Available!

Learn more about Blackboard Ultra via the self-paced training.

FACULTY: ULTRA: After grading student assignments, why does "New Submission" still appear in my Ultra gradebook?

This article provides guidance on how to grade student assignments in Blackboard Ultra so that the "New Submission" text disappears.

FACULTY: ULTRA: Alternatives to Blogs and Wikis

This article includes alternatives to blogs and wikis for use in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: Disable Ally for items in Blackboard Ultra

How to disable or enable alternate formats (Ally) download features from items in Blackboard Ultra

FACULTY: ULTRA: How can I organize Gradebook?

Discover how to rearrange and organize your Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How can I reuse test questions and copy test banks to another Ultra course?

Discover how to create a new question bank from existing test questions within an Ultra course and copy question between Ultra course sites.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I access my Blackboard Ally accessibility report?

Use these instructions to access your Blackboard Ally accessibility report.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add a user to my course site?

This article provides detailed steps for adding a user to an Ultra Blackboard course site.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add a Zoom meeting in my Ultra course site?

Use this article to learn how to add a Zoom meeting to your Blackboard Learn Ultra course site.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add accommodations for students?

Learn how to add accommodations for individual students on all assessments in your course.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add exceptions or additional attempts to exams for individual students?

Use this article to learn how to add exceptions or additional attempts to assessments for students.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add instructions and descriptions to Blackboard Ultra assignments?

Use this article to learn how to add instructions and descriptions to Blackboard Ultra Assignments

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add library resources to my course?

Use these directions to add a resource directly from Maxwell Library into your Blackboard Ultra Course.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add LinkedIn Learning videos in my Blackboard Learn Ultra course site?

This video demonstrates how to embed LinkedIn Learning Videos in your Blackboard Ultra Course site.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I batch edit or update dates or visibility for all of my Blackboard content?

Discover how to batch edit due dates and availability for Blackboard Ultra content.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create a Blackboard Test from a Word Document?

Use these instructions to learn how to format a Word document and use the Blackboard Test Generator tool to convert it to a Blackboard test.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create a course banner image and tile image?

This article provides guidance on how to add a custom course tile and banner image to Blackboard Ultra course sites, and how to properly select and format an image in Blackboard Ultra tiles.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create assignments?

This article provides guidance on how to create assignments in Blackboard Ultra

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create Discussions?

This article provides guidance on how to create discussions in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create learning modules using the AI Design Assistant?

This article will get you started with generating learning modules and their associated images.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I create rubrics using AI Design Assistant?

This KB article will get you started with generating rubrics.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I download all submissions from an assignment?

How to download all student submissions for an assignment in Blackboard Ultra

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I embed stream videos and other Microsoft Office files inside my Blackboard Ultra course sites?

This article shows how to embed a stream video inside a Blackboard Ultra course site using the Embed Cloud Documents tool.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I format a Word Document to use the Blackboard Test Generator?

Use these instructions to properly format a Word document to use the Blackboard Test Generator tool.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I generate test questions using AI Design Assistant?

This article will get you started with generating test questions and question banks using generative AI.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I get started with the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra?

This article provides guidance on how to get started using the gradebook in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I link to publisher content and external tools?

Use the guidance in this article to learn how to add publisher content to your Blackboard Ultra courses.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I make my Ultra course site available or unavailable to students?

This article shows how to make your Blackboard Ultra course available or unavailable to students.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I move or reorder content in my course?

Use these Instructions to learn how to move content in your Blackboard Learn Ultra course.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I post images in Blackboard?

Follow these instructions to add an image to your course content.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I reorder course content modules?

This article provides guidance on how to reorder course content modules in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I reorder Gradebook columns in Blackboard Ultra (Grid view)?

Reordering Gradebook column in Blackboard Ultra course sites by using the list view.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I send messages to students in Blackboard Ultra?

Use this article to learn how to send messages to students through Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I set up automatic grade posting for assignments?

This article shows how to change the setting per Assignment to have Ultra post grades automatically rather than manually.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I set up weighted overall grades in Gradebook?

Check out this article on how to set up weighted overall grades in Gradebook.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I upload questions to create tests, surveys, and question pools?

Premade questions can be easier to use to create a test, survey, or question pool in Blackboard courses. Find out how to upload questions for tests.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I use progress tracking to help students?

This article provides more information about Progress Tracking in Blackboard Ultra.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I view my Blackboard course as a student?

Find out how to view and experience your Blackboard Ultra course as a student would.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I view my class roster?

This article provides detailed steps on how to access the class Roster in your Blackboard Ultra course site.

FACULTY: ULTRA: Optimize Video Sharing in Blackboard Ultra Using OneDrive

Use this article to ensure videos in your Blackboard Ultra Course sites are accessible to your students in an efficient and equitable manner. Don't burden them with having to download large video files, host them online!

FACULTY: ULTRA: What changes are coming soon from Anthology in Blackboard Learn Ultra?

View the PDF for the Blackboard Ultra Roadmap session and links for more upcoming info via this knowledgebase article.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I directly submit in SafeAssign?

If you'd like to either check a student paper for plagiarism, or use SafeAssign to obtain an originality report for your own work, you may follow these steps in Ultra

BLACKBOARD ULTRA: How do I embed external media in a course site?

Faculty can embed media from certain websites. These include: Panopto, VoiceThread, YouTube, Vimeo, Flipgrid, Quizlet, Soundcloud, VidGrid, Prezi, KhanAcademy, Spotify, Genial.ly, and NearPod. Each website will have its own process for sharing links.

FACULTY: Blackboard Course/Zoom Recording Retention Policy

The official BSU Blackboard Course/Zoom Recording Retention Policy

FACULTY: How to Hide/Unhide Courses in the Course List

Many times, courses get hidden instead of made unavailable to students or private. This results in the course disappearing from an instructors view in Blackboard. Use this knowledgebase article to retrieve a course that has inadvertently been hidden.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How can I add an Individual Knewton Assignment to Blackboard Ultra?

If you create additional assignments or tests in Alta after you’ve imported your common cartridge to Blackboard Ultra, you can import them individually.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add Edpuzzle content?

Follow these instructions to add Edpuzzle content to your Blackboard Ultra course.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I use a random block test pool in a quiz or test?

If you use random blocks of questions from your test banks to make quizzes or tests, you can still do so in Ultra. Follow the steps below to set up a random block test:

FACULTY: What do I do if my course says it is "complete" and I can't edit?

Blackboard allows you to "complete" a course, leaving it open for students but no longer allowing any submissions or editing.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I batch edit course content so that I can update multiple items at once?

Discover how to make changes to multiple course content items at the same time with batch editing.

FACULTY: ULTRA: How do I add a banner to my course?

Learn how to add a banner image to your Blackboard Ultra course.