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Collaborate Ultra on Mobile Devices

Collaborate Ultra sessions can be accessed via the web browser on Microsoft Surface devices only. To access Collaborate Ultra on iOS and Android, you will need to install the Blackboard app.

Download the free app from the relevant store:

Access a session in Minerva

  • Using the web browser login to Minerva on your mobile device and access the relevant module/organisation.
  • Expand the module menu using the arrow to the left of the screen.
  • Expand module menu ona mobile device
  • Navigate to the appropriate content area e.g. Collaborate and select the Collaborate Ultra tool link.
  • Example Collaborate Ultra link in a module
  • Locate the appropriate session, it will most likely be the course room or a scheduled session that will appear below ‘All Upcoming Sessions’. If you can’t locate the session you may need to adjust the filter.
  • Collaborate session interface with a an example session link
  • Click Join Room to access the course room, or if you are accessing a scheduled session select its name.

Join with the Blackboard app

You will see an option to join the session with the Blackboard app. Click the Blackboard app link. You will be redirected to a new page. If you have already installed the the Blackboard app click the link to access it. If you haven’t installed the app yet click the Don’t have the Blackboard app link to install the app, once installed return to the browser window and select Join Session with the Blackboard app (or Bb Student).

Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor links Join Session with the Blackboard app, or download the app

Join via the web browser

If you are using a Windows or Android device you will also be presented with the option to join a session via the browser. Access on Android devices isn’t supported, this means that Blackboard are unable to guarantee Collaborate Ultra will be fully functional.