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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Create Large Scale Sessions for 250-500 Participants
Normal Blackboard Collaborate Ultra events have a limit of 250 participants. Users within the University of Wisconsin System who are planning an event for more than 250 participants can now create sessions to accommodate more than 250 participants on their own.
Users can create a Collaborate Ultra Large Scale Session from Canvas courses that have Collaborate Ultra enabled or from the My Wisconsin Portal.
The session creation page is broken down into three sections:
Session information, Event Details, and Session Settings.
The topmost portion of the Session creation form contains basic information about the session including session name, telephony information, and guest link.
The event details section contains all information pertaining to Date and Time of session.
A Collaborate Ultra Large Event session cannot be a repeating session.
A Collaborate Ultra Large Event session cannot be an open ended session with no end time.
A Collaborate Ultra Large Event session must have a specified Start and End time no more than 24 hours apart.
Users may set an Early Entry time for their Collaborate Ultra Large Event.
3. Session Settings
Please note that "Share Audio, Share Video, Post Chat Messages and Write on Whiteboard or Files" will be deselected by the system upon saving the Large Event Session and cannot be changed. Because of the large number of attendees in a large scale session, attendees with the "Participant" role are not allowed to share audio or video. Chat permissions are also disabled by default for Participants in a large scale session, but chat may be enabled during the session by accessing the session settings panel within the session.
After configuring your large scale session, click Save to commit the changes.