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.

Completed this training and have questions, or would like step-by-step assistance for your course? Check out our pop-in sessions this spring semester.
We also recommend enroll in the Blackboard Ultra Training for Faculty Organization to use as a resource for step-by-step directions. Access here:

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

2024 Blackboard Ultra Training Schedule

Sign up by clicking on the session that fits your schedule from our virtual training list below. More dates will be added throughout the year. 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
Wednesday, May 1 2 p.m. 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 2 1 p.m.
Monday, May 6 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8 12 p.m.
Monday, May 13 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15 10 a.m.
Friday, May 17 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 23 10 a.m.
Friday, May 24 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 29 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 30 11 a.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Monday, June 3 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 4 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 5 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 10 a.m.
Friday, June 7 10 a.m.
Monday, June 10 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12 12 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 2 p.m.
Friday, June 14 11 a.m.
Monday, June 17 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 20 1 p.m.
Friday, June 21 1 p.m. 10 a.m.
Monday, June 24 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 27 10 a.m.
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