Supported Platforms

Learning Platforms team supports established learning technologies like Blackboard Learn Ultra, and also collaborates with faculty to pilot new tools. The following learning technologies include recommended and enterprise supported tools to promote collaboration, share multimedia, teach online and more.

Quick Links: Blackboard Learn Ultra | Integrations and Learning Tools | Academic Applications

Blackboard Learn Ultra

The Learning Platforms team primarily provides support and guidance on Blackboard Learn Ultra - the flexible learning management system for online course content, communication, and assessment at the University of Miami. We currently support both the Original and Ultra Course View.

Blackboard Learn Ultra

Blackboard Learn Ultra ( is the course management system used by University of Miami faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and students.

Original Course View

The Original Course View has the same course look and functionality that you are familiar with.

Ultra Course View

The Ultra Course View is an optional change to how courses are organized and displayed.

Adopt Ultra Course View

Integrations and Learning Tools

The Learning Platforms team supports several institutional tools (Kaltura, Respondus, Voicethread, Collaborate, Ally) and third-party integrations to extend the use of the Blackboard Learn Ultra system for teaching and learning.


Kaltura is the University's management platform for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. Kaltura is accessible through the University's video portal (, or within Blackboard ( View help resources.


Respondus ( offers online testing applications including proctoring tools LockDown Browser, Monitor, and an exam authoring tool, Respondus 4.0.
Download Respondus Tools


Ally is a tool available within Blackboard ( that provides insight into the accessibility of course materials and content and populates alternative materials for students.
Ally Informational Page

Class Collaborate

Class Collaborate is a simple virtual classroom available within Blackboard ( for conducting online class sessions and online office hours.

Qwickly Attendance and Course Tools

Qwickly Attendance is an attendance tracking tool and Qwickly Course Tools is a communication and content management tool, available within Blackboard courses. 
Qwickly Informational Page


VoiceThread is an interactive tool within Blackboard ( that allows students and faculty to add text, audio or video comments on a variety of media for assignments or lecture videos.

Other Learning Tools

Additional learning tools are also available in Blackboard Learn, for all campuses or licensed to particular units.

List of Integrations

Academic Applications

The Learning Platforms team collaborates with University leaders and provides technical support to academic success and outreach applications used by various University stakeholders.

EAB Navigate

Office of Academic Enhancement
EAB’s student success tool, Navigate (, is a resource for the community to maximize student support & retention efforts across divisions. View related resources.

Cognates Search Engine

Office of the Provost
Cognates Search Engine ( is a web-based application that lets you search for cognates based on their areas of knowledge, features, courses, and keywords.

UMiami App

University Communications
UMiami App ( provides quick access to campus news, information, and resources that are important to you — at any time.