Collaborate Ultra

Students working on laptops in the library

Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool where staff and students can interact in an online environment in real-time.

It's easy as 1-2-3




Get set up.


Take part.

  1. Use the Collaborate menu item on your Blackboard module to join sessions when at a PC. Tip: Use Google Chrome.
  2. Use a microphone and speakers or earphones to communicate.
  3. The 'Join course room' link gives access the virtual room. Tip: Check that this works before a session starts.

Access recordings

Click the icon on the top left and then click the Recordings option to view previously recorded sessions. Remember to change the start date to search for recordings then press Go.

Guide for students

People talk on a Zoom call

We've put together a video guide to help you make the most of Collaborate Ultra.

Use a mobile device

A screenshot from the Blackboard app video

Install the Blackboard App to use Collaborate Ultra on mobile devices.

Use this app to navigate to the required module and then click on the Collaborate menu link to launch the app into that specific virtual room.

Advice for staff

Staff can install the Blackboard Instructor app to access Blackboard on a mobile device. This app will allow instructors on modules to access the Collaborate Ultra session. Staff can find further support for their Moderator role in Collaborate at the QEO Hub pages.

Get help

Contact Service Desk on 0161 295 2444 or email from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For out of hours technical support, visit the Collaborate Technical Support website or call the dedicated 24-7 hotline which is free to Salford users - 0800 051-7248