Blackboard Ultra Instructor Training Sessions

We encourage you to sign up for our Blackboard Ultra Training sessions so that you are successfully prepared as an instructor at UofL for the Blackboard Ultra migration. As a reminder, the university will fully transition to Blackboard Ultra from Blackboard Original, by the beginning of fall 2024.

Join the Delphi Center’s Instructional Design team and Blackboard Support team for a hands-on, practical session on Blackboard Ultra. Each session is 45-minutes held on MS Teams. Sessions will continue to be offered until the transition is complete.

We also recommend enroll in the Blackboard Ultra Training for Faculty Organization to use as a resource for step-by-step directions. Access here: https://uofl.me/Ultra_Faculty

Blackboard Ultra Training Session Topics

There are four options for session topics. Please see information below on what each topic will cover. In the next section, there are session offerings for each of the four topic options.

  • Getting Started with Blackboard Ultra
    • Navigating Ultra
    • Process for Spring 24 courses
    • Building/Copying Content
    • Utilizing Batch Edit
    • Navigating Panopto Integration
  • Communicating with Learners in Blackboard Ultra
    • Creating, Posting and Editing Announcements
    • Creating Individual and Group Messages
    • Comparing Conversations and Discussions
    • Creating and Monitoring Discussions Boards
    • Utilizing Discussion Board Analytics
  • Assignments & Assessments in Blackboard Ultra
    • Adding and Designing Assignments and Assessments
    • Managing Settings
    • Grading Assignments and Assessments
    • Utilizing Question Analysis
    • Managing Group Assignments
    • Using Third Party Tools
  • Using the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra
    • Gradebook Overview
    • Managing Gradebook Settings
    • Setting up the Overall Grade
    • Viewing Submissions and Grading
    • Utilizing options from Student Page

Spring 2024 Blackboard Ultra Training Schedule

Sign up by clicking on the session that fits your schedule from our virtual training list below. You can also assess our handy, step-by-step resources anytime by self enrolling in the Blackboard Ultra Training for Faculty Organization.

We recommend to sign up for a training at least one day prior to the session. Training sessions will be cancelled the morning of, if there are zero registrations.


  Getting Started Communicating with Learners Assignments & Assessments Using the Gradebook
Monday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 10 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22 12 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 27 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 9 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 29 10 a.m.
Friday, March 1 10 a.m.
Monday, March 4 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 7 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 2 p.m.
Friday, March 22 10 a.m.
Monday, March 25 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 26 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 28 1 p.m.
Monday, April 8 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10 11 a.m.
Friday, April 12 12 p.m.
Monday, April 15 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 10 a.m.
Wednesday, April 17 10 a.m.
Thursday, April 18 9 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23 12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24 10 a.m.
Thursday, April 25 1 p.m.
Friday, April 26 2 p.m.
Monday, April 29 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 10 a.m.
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