Illinois Compass 2g, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Illinois Compass 2g offers a new version of Blackboard Collaborate that allows participants to participate in web conferences and real-time collaboration.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the newest version of Blackboard Collaborate. Compass 2g course owners can use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra by going to Course Tools > Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra does not have all the features of Blackboard Collaborate "Classic." For its ease of use, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra may be the best choice for basic online collaboration such as group work, class lectures, or online office hours.

Highlights include:

  • Application Sharing (via Google Chrome)
  • Polling
  • Whiteboard
  • File Sharing (Powerpoint and PDF)
  • Chat
  • Session Recording
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Runs in an Internet Browser and does not require Java


  • 250 participant limit
  • Hosting an Application Share can only be done from Google Chrome. All browsers can view the Application Share. 

    See the links below for more information:

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    Keywords:Collaborate, Ultra, Compass, Blackboard, Elluminate   Doc ID:65584
    Owner:Compass C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
    Created:2016-07-29 09:05 CSTUpdated:2017-01-18 15:51 CST
    Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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