Video Conferencing

Blackboard Learn Ultra and Original connect to multiple real-time video conferencing tools (Collaborate Ultra, Zoom) that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

New faculty will need to log in to with their CaneID (SSO:Single Sign-On) to activate their Zoom account before using it in Blackboard.

Video Conferencing Tools (Collaborate Ultra, Zoom, Teams)

Zoom Meetings, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Microsoft Teams are solutions designed specifically for teaching and learning. Sharing information is always a priority in education. As learning moves progressively online, there are many advantages to using Video Conferencing including these.

  • Synchronous communication (live)
  • Asynchronous via recording
  • Audio and video
  • Chat to communicate and foster engagement
  • Share content through file sharing, web pages, or video
  • Use the whiteboard to present information and foster engagement

Using Video Conferencing in your Course


Note: Kaltura will become the long-term storage option for all Zoom cloud recordings.

Tutorial Course Experience
Zoom in Blackboard Original & Ultra
Sharing your Screen Original and Ultra
Recording Original and Ultra
Access Cloud Recordings in Kaltura Original and Ultra
Zoom - UMIT Tips Sheets Original & Ultra
LPT Video Playlist Original & Ultra
Zoom Learning Center Original & Ultra

Collaborate Ultra

Tutorial Course Experience
Access Blackboard Collaborate Original
Help For Moderators Original
Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Help For Moderators Ultra

Microsoft Teams

Information coming soon!


Your Blackboard Collaborate Ultra account is already setup with your Blackboard Learn account but you need to activate your Zoom account with the University of Miami before using it.

Activate your Zoom account

  • Log in to with your CaneID (SSO:Single Sign-On) to activate your Zoom account.