Adding a Virtual Classroom (BBC Ultra) to your D2L Course

The Virtual Classroom (VC) uses a web-based platform called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The function of a VC, is to serve as the online meeting space for a D2L course. BBC Ultra is designed specifically to allow instructors to spend more time teaching and less time setting up.

How to add a Virtual Classroom (BBC Ultra) to your D2L Course


1. In the Content area of your D2L course, create a new module for the virtual classroom. 

Image of D2L Course Content area, create a Module


2. In the new module, click to expand the Add Existing Activities drop down menu, then select External Learning Tools.

Image of D2L Add Existing Activities drop down menu, External Learning Tools selection


3. Select Virtual Classroom (VC).

Image of External Learning Tools, Virtual Classroom (VC) selection


4. To access the course room or create a new session, click on the blue Virtual Classroom (VC) hyperlink.


Note: To change the Title of  the Virtual Classroom link, click on the down arrow to the right of the link and select Edit Properties In-Place


Image of Virtual Classroom link

5. To access the Course Room that has been been auto-created for you, click on the blue Join room hyperlink.

Image of D2L BBC Ultra, Course Room, Join room hyperlink


To create a new session, click on the Create Session button.

Image of Virtual Classroom Create Session Button


6. Enter a Title for the new session.

Image of BBC Ultra, create a new session, title section

7. Event Details options: 

  • Select a Start and End date for the session.
  • Select No End (Open Session) to keep the room open for the entire semester.
  • Select Repeat Session to create multiple iterations of the same session.
 

Image of BBC Ultra, create a new session, select start/end date or no end (open session) options

8. Choose an Early Entry time (optional) and/or Add a description of the new session (optional).

Image of BBC Ultra, create a new session, Early Entry and Add a description options


In the Session Settings area, you can choose to Allow Recording Downloads and set Moderator and Participant Permissions

Image of BBC Ultra, create a new session, Session Settings options


When you are finished with the Session Settings, click on the Save button. 

Image of BBC Ultra Session Settings Save button


Click on the following link for more information on how to use your Virtual Classroom: BBC Ultra Virtual Classroom Resources.




Keywords:D2L, online, classroom, office, virtual, ultra, bbc,   Doc ID:63625
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2016-05-25 07:53 CSTUpdated:2018-10-04 14:41 CST
Sites:UW Parkside
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