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Getting Started with Webmeetings


Many distance courses conduct live meetings in a similar manner to classroom sessions. Instructors can schedule session for each class, or have a virtual room that's always available for student collaboration. 

For more information about how your instructor plans to conduct the class, check out their Blackboard course site or reach out to them directly.

Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is one of the University's online meeting software for online classes and student/staff collaboration, run entirely in a browser. Collaborate is used primarily in teaching e-Learning courses but it can also be used to present guests speakers, hold virtual office hours, and bring together colleagues from all over the world.


Zoom is the another video conferencing software officially supported across the UA System. While primarily a peer-to-peer communication tool, its utility as a course meeting tool cannot be overstated. Instructors, check out CELT's information on Zoom, detailed by the Instructional Designers. 


Some instructors prefer alternative software for hosting their courses. Some of these options include Google Meet and Adobe Connect.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any problems, contact the Helpdesk for support at 907-796-6400 (in Juneau) or toll free at 877-465-6400.