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Ultra Experience- System Requirements for Collaborate with the Ultra Experience

Date Published: May 02,2019

CategoryProduct:First Time Users; Version:Ultra Experience
Article No.: 000040373
Collaborate - Ultra Experience

Client Technology:

Collaborate System Requirements

Below, please find the supported Operating Systems, supported Internet Browsers, and recommended system specifications for using Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

Definitions of Terms

Certified: fully tested and supported.
Operational: fully tested, will continue to investigate and address only serious issues.
Compatible: partially tested and supported.
Provisional: untested but supported.
Unsupported: impossible or not supported.
Not Applicable: browser is not available for the Operating System

Collaborate with the Ultra experience

Collaborate with the Ultra experience is currently only available to customers with a Enterprise License or Moderator Access License. vClass and vOffice customers will not have access to Collaborate with the Ultra Experience.

Collaborate with the Ultra experience supports Windows and Mac PCs, Google Chromebook and Microsoft Surface Pro devices provided one of the supported browsers (listed below) are being used and audio/camera devices work with those browsers.  (Microsoft Surface devices running Windows RT are not supported.)

 ChromeFirefox®Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge®Safari
Windows® 7, 8, 8.164 bit: Certified 32 bit: Compatible64 bit: Certified 32 bit: CompatibleUnsupported
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Windows 1064 bit: Certified 32 bit: Compatible64 bit: Certified 32 bit: CompatibleUnsupportedEdge 17: Compatible

Edge 18: Not Supported
Not Applicable
  MacOS® CertifiedCertifiedNot ApplicableNot ApplicableSafari® 12 and Safari® 13: Certified
  UbuntuProvisionalUnsupportedNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
iOS UnsupportedUnsupportedNot ApplicableNot ApplicableSafari® 13 and Safari® 14

Mobile Support:

iOS users can use Safari 12 or 13 to launch Collaborate with the Ultra experience sessions using native WebRTC.

Application Sharing Support (Moderators and Presenters):

  • Safari users: Collaborate with the Ultra experience will not support the "App Share" feature for session presenters and moderators at this time. If you are using a Mac and need to application share, please use either Firefox or Chrome.
  • Chrome users: will need to install our Application Sharing extension to Chrome before they can application share. The extension will no longer be needed in the April 2019 release. If you require more information please review our Ultra Experience - Installing the Chrome Desktop Sharing
  • Firefox users: for more information on Desktop Sharing permissions in Firefox please review our Firefox WebRTC Support information.
  • Edge users: will be prompted to give the browser permission to access sharing and then will be able to start application sharing.

Screen Reader Support:

 ChromeFirefoxInternet Explorer 11Microsoft EdgeSafari
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1 with JAWS(v17)UnsupportedCompatibleUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupported
Windows 10 with JAWS(v17)UnsupportedProvisionalUnsupportedProvisionalUnsupported
  Mac OS 10.11, 10.12 with VoiceOverUnsupportedProvisionalUnsupportedUnsupportedCertified

Please review our Accessibility knowledge base article for additional information.

Support File Types For Upload:

  • File Types Supported For Upload: .ppt, .pptx, .pdf can be converted
  • Image Files Types Supported for upload: .gif, .jpeg, .png

Support File Types For Profile Picture:

  • Supported image types for profile picture: .png, .jpeg, .jpg

Bandwidth Requirements and Recommendations:

  • Please review Low Bandwidth Management for more information on Bandwidth consumption and requirements when using Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

The information contained in the Knowledge Base was written and/or verified by Blackboard Support. It is approved for client use. Nothing in the Knowledge Base shall be deemed to modify your license in any way to any Blackboard product. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, please send an email to © 2019 Blackboard Inc. All rights reserved