Service Summary

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is an interactive web conferencing and virtual classroom environment designed for teaching and learning and real-time collaboration. It is available in all myMason Organizations and Blackboard Courses. Instructors can use Collaborate to set up virtual conferencing for their classes while students can participate in chat and discussion sessions from anywhere. Instructors can also share PowerPoint presentations and other content using a virtual whiteboard. Additional features include multi-person audio and video, screen sharing, chat, and breakout rooms.

Uses include:

  • Holding virtual office hours
  • Recording lectures
  • Student group meetings
  • Inviting guest speakers
  • Connecting with internship or abroad students
  • Emergency proofing courses

Getting This Service

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a Course Tool available within Blackboard Courses and myMason Organizations.


BlackBoard Collaborate Ultra workshops are held periodically—sign up for these workshops at


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is available 24/7. Any outages will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.


All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

Additional Information

For questions and comments regarding the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra system email