The new CourseSites is here!

Discussion created by jbanks on Jun 28, 2018

Your destination to try out the Ultra experience and teach courses online, for free

We’re excited to announce the new CourseSites is now available. Through this new and improved cloud-based platform, you have access to a simple, yet powerful digital learning environment that goes beyond the traditional LMS. CourseSites enables you to take advantage of our new, intuitive, and personalized user interface – the Ultra experience – designed to make it easier than ever to teach and learn online, from any device.

In addition to Blackboard Learn, you now have access to Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ally, and our mobile apps - which are all seamlessly integrated into the comprehensive digital learning environment.

  • Blackboard Collaborate will provide you with a one-click virtual classroom that delivers a level of engagement that makes you and your students feel like you're face-to-face.
  • Blackboard Ally helps you make your course content more accessible and provides benefits for all your students.
  • The Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor apps give you and your students quick and easy access to Blackboard anytime, anywhere.
Overall, the new CourseSites will allow you to take advantage of the latest technology from Blackboard and help deliver an unparalleled online learning experience. We invite you to register today to see for yourself!

Not quite ready to transition to the new CourseSites? We invite you to embrace this change at your own pace. Therefore, all CourseSites users can continue using the original CourseSites environment until the end of 2018.

Ready to dive into the new CourseSites? Please find a hand-picked list of recommendations to help get you started:

  1. Watch videos to get excited about the Ultra experience. We think you’ll love the modern, intuitive, and efficient user experience.
  2. Export your courses from the original CourseSites. You can find detailed export instructions here and a how-to export video here.
  3. Register for the new CourseSites. This is required before you can begin teaching live courses within the new environment. Don’t worry; registration takes less than 2-minutes to complete.
  4. Import your courses into the new CourseSites. Find detailed import instructions here and a how-to import video here.
  5. Visit the Institution Page within the new CourseSites environment for helpful resources. (you can find the Institution Page located on the Ultra navigation menu on the left-hand side)

If you have any questions, please connect with us, here, via the Blackboard Community site.

We hope you enjoy the new CourseSites and look forward to helping you and your students achieve success!