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Supported browsers

For the best experience, use the latest versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

You can read more information on supported browsers on Blackboard’s help site.

Test session

As some modules schedule Collaborate sessions, you may find that you’re unable to check in advance that you can successfully join a session. Join Aston’s test room.

Join a session

You can find the link Collaborate Ultra in the menu, on the left hand side of your Blackboard course. Click this link to view your upcoming sessions.

This may be named something like Collaborate Sessions, Online Lectures, Webinars etc.

If you can see the session listed on the page, click the name of the session to join it.

If your instructor has told you to join the course room, rather than an individual session, you can do so by clicking the Join Room button at the top of the screen.


If you are having problems joining a session, you can contact Blackboard support either via chat or telephone, and they will provide assistance.

Find your way around

Blackboard’s help site has more information about finding your way around a session.


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