Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the new and improved version of Collaborate.

Please note: This service is cloud hosted and updates are not controlled by Towson University. Towson University documentation for the service is reviewed quarterly to bring it into alignment with the most recent version of the service or software. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra allows you to meet online with your students. This real-time video conferencing system allows you to add files, share applications and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. All you have to do as an instructor is set up a time to meet with your students online.

Collaborate Ultra is easy to use, is available in all Blackboard courses and is turned on by default. See the Collaborate Ultra Overview and learn how to get started.


Use Firefox when using Collaborate Ultra. This will allow you to take advantage of all the features Collaborate Ultra has to offer.

Information to share with your students

Accessing & Scheduling Collaborate Ultra

Getting Started

Presenting Student Work in Collaborate Ultra

Attending a Collaborate Ultra Session using the Instructor app (faculty)

Attending a Collaborate Ultra session using the Blackboard app (students)

Instructional Lecture Capture Guidelines and Release Form


Faculty and staff who intend to use instructional lecture capture resources supported by Towson University are to adhere to the Instructional Lecture Capture Guidelines (PDF) to ensure the FERPA regulations are not violated.

Release Form

If a faculty/staff member intends to reuse recordings where the image, voice or materials of students are captured, the Instructional Lecture Capture Release Form (doc) must be used. *Be sure to read the guidelines (above) first.

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