Canvas: Adding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to a Course Navigation Bar

This document will walk through the process of adding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to a course navigation bar in Canvas.

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.

Step 1: Go to a course in Canvas and click on the Settings link on the course navigation bar.

settings link

Step 2: Click on the Navigation tab at the top of the settings page.

navigation tab

Step 3: Find the item titled Collaborate Ultra from the second list of navigation items. This list of items are labeled as "Hidden from Students".

collaborate ultra

Step 4: Click and drag the Collaborate Ultra item to the top list of items.


Step 5: Once the Collaborate Ultra item has been moved to the top list of navigation items, click on the green Save button at the bottom of the screen. Collaborate Ultra should now be a link on your course navigation bar.

Keywords:ultra, bbc, blackboard, collaborate, canvas, nav bar, navigation, settings,   Doc ID:98433
Owner:Hannah I.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2020-03-04 13:47 CDTUpdated:2021-05-03 14:06 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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