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Instructors yearn to provide tailored pedagogical experiences for their students. To support this, we have introduced functionality to Ultra courses to define rules that control the release of content to students based on performance. An instructor can set conditional availability for a content item or folder and release it once a student achieves a certain score demonstrating a strong understanding of the learning outcomes.



With your round-the-clock workload in mind, we’ve created a workflow which easily allows instructors to copy content between Ultra courses. This functionality saves time and allows you to pick and choose the content you want to bring into a new course. Because sometimes there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.



The Blackboard Learn Team is giving away a free pair of jazzy Blackboard socks to the first 50 individuals who reveal their favorite Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience feature. As many of you know, our product management team is continuously pushing out new features, fixes and updates to Educator Preview to exhibit the new modern, intuitive, and efficient user interface. We’ve pushed out quite a few updates within the past several months, so we want to take a moment to gather some feedback from you.


So, how do you enter?

  1. Simply, check out the Release Notes for Learn SaaS to discover what’s been released
  2. Visit Educator Preview to take your favorite feature or features for a test drive
  3. Come back to the Educator Preview Community site
  4. Create a discussion and fire off what your favorite Learn with the Ultra experience feature is and why?


And if you happen to tell me 3 of your favorite features, I’ll throw in a Blackboard Learn laptop sticker for kicks.


Don’t have an Educator Preview account? No worries. Visit to register and to join in on the fun.


PS: We do indeed have 2 cool designs to choose from – so take your pick: argyle or polka dots!




If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!



Tracking classroom attendance is of importance to instructors for a myriad of reasons such as: detecting at-risk students, federal financial aid and accreditation compliance, and to support instructor pedagogical preference where attendance is a component of a course grade. In Ultra courses, a gradebook column is added when the instructor begins taking attendance. That attendance column provides the overall attendance score in the gradebook, where it can be included in the student’s overall grade.



Instructors now have the ability to easily embed videos directly into their courses to help heighten student engagement, tailor the course experience, and create an all-around improved student experience. Simply paste the video source, add alternative text, and hit save. The editor automatically embeds the video so it appears alongside content. Students can watch the video within the same window, without having to navigate to the video's host site. Don’t believe it’s this easy?  Login to Educator Preview to test drive it for yourself.



Please visit the below link to access the blog:

10 Things to Try in Educator Preview | Blackboard Help


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