Collaborate Ultra Workshop

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a Collaborate Ultra workshop on May 31st.  Registration for the event is available on Eventbrite.


Are you developing or teaching an online or blended course next semester? Would you like to be able to hold live teaching sessions with your students online? Do you need a tool to support collaboration and virtual conferences with students or research colleagues who are not co-located?

Collaborate Ultra is a webconferencing tool that utilises audio and video and provides functionalities such as chat, application sharing, presentation mode and an interactive whiteboard. The platform is intuitive for the user and allows for synchronous online learning, collaboration and communication.

At NUI Galway, Collaborate Ultra is embedded in Blackboard and a meeting room is ready for all instructors and students to use. You can also invite guest users to Collaborate Ultra rooms. Sessions can be recorded and archived for future use.

It’s easy to use and can support up to 250 participants in a session. There is no software to be downloaded, it all just works in your browser.

This workshop will be useful for those who:

  • Wish to explore the varitey of uses for Blackboard Collaborate
  • Are already using Blackboard Collaborate for teaching and learning, but would like to explore its full potential
  • Wish to collaborate remotely with others on research and projects


Gillian Fielding from Blackboard will be on campus to run the workshop on using Blackboard Collaborate for teaching, learning and collaboration. She will focus on use cases, based on her knowledge and experience with clients around the US and Europe. All are welcome.

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