In May 2023, ACC’s Blackboard platform will transition to Blackboard Ultra providing users a cleaner design, easy-to-use workflows, and new, helpful tools. 

Some features include:

• a modern, intuitive experience

• responsive on mobile devices

• consolidated cross-course information

• quick access to the most critical information

ACC’s Teaching & Learning Excellence Division hosts a Remote Recess session on April 25 to provide an overview of the migration.

Remote Recess: Migrating to Blackboard Ultra Navigation

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Register Here

If you can’t attend the Remote Recess session, a recording hosted on Panopto is available to watch anytime (you must sign in to view the recording).

This is the first major user interface update of Blackboard. The new layout makes Blackboard Learn more accessible for anyone using mobile devices and provides a simple, consistent experience regardless of whether users are accessing it via computer or mobile device. 

The streamlined interface provides simplified tools for instructors to focus on student performance (i.e., activity streams, calendar due dates) and easy navigation between multiple courses by opening a course as part of a layer that sits on top of Base Navigation.

For students, the navigation experience within a course remains the same — the only difference is the streamlined menu Blackboard has added, which replaces the “My Institution” tab.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Erasmus Addae, Distance & Alternative Education associate vice chancellor, at [email protected].