Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a modern, mobile-friendly web conferencing software that allows for real-time presentation, collaboration and group work in an online environment, either using a web browser or mobile device. This means it can function as a space for online office hours, student presentations and online lessons.
You can request to have it added to your Canvas course using this form.
Collaborate's recordings are stored outside of Canada, and therefore present a challenge for full compliance with FIPPA Privacy Legislation. If you are using Blackboard Collaborate in your course, it is a requirement that the paragraph below be copied and pasted into you course somewhere, either into your syllabus, or a page detailing the use of Bb Collaborate.
In this course, you will be using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, a modern, browser-based web conferencing solution. This is a cloud-based service that operates on servers located within Canada. However, recordings are managed on servers outside of Canada. By agreeing to use this service, you are consenting to the possible storage of recordings, (and any other personal information that you choose to share) outside of Canada. If you choose not to provide your consent, see your instructor to make alternate arrangements.