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Submitting a Collaborate Ultra URL to a Canvas Assignment
This document explains how to submit a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recording to a Canvas Assignment.
Blackboard’s contract to provide web conference services to the University of Wisconsin will expire on 6/30/2021. Access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conference sessions, recordings, usage data, and all other services will end on that date. The UW System plans on negotiating a conferencing contract with Zoom before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Alternative conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and WebEx will continue to be available during this transition. More information can be found here.
One of the submission types for Canvas Assignments includes URL submissions, meaning you turn in a website link rather than a physical document. If you are asked to submit a Collaborate Ultra recording to a Canvas Assignment, you will first need to get the URL from the Collaborate Ultra recording. To learn how to get the Collaborate Ultra URL, please read this KnowledgeBase document before continuing.
Once you have copied the Collaborate Ultra URL, you will need to go to the specific Assignment within Canvas:
When you open the Assignment you will see that the submission type is a website url.
Click on the green Submit Assignment button at the top right. You will be provided with a space to paste your Collaborate Ultra URL:
Once you've submitted your URL using the Submit Assignment button, you will be taken back to the main Assignment page. At the far right of the page you will be able to see that you have confirmation of your submitted assignment, and the option to view the Submission Details using the green hyperlink:
If you open the Submission Details page you will get a preview of the URL you submitted. When you submit a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra URL, it will load as a preview within the page:
You will be able to see that the custom URL from your recording is included in the submission.