Ultra Documents

Ultra Documents are a versatile content type in Blackboard that allow you to combine a variety of materials for students to view together, such as text, multimedia, and attachments.

For example, as a single page, you can include introductory text for a lesson, an image for your students to view and interact with, links to web resources, and one or more Microsoft Office files (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, or Excel) or PDFs. The materials are all presented together in the content list. The longer your content item is, the more your students have to scroll to see all the other materials in the content area.

For certain file types, particularly .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, and .pdf, students can preview the file attachments directly in the browser, based on your configuration. You can also allow or prevent students from downloading the files.

To Create an Ultra Document

  1. Click the plus sign (+) wherever you would like the Document to be placed within your course outline
  2. In the menu, select Create
  3. In the side panel, click Document
  4. Add a Name for your Document
    Note: this will also be the name of the link that students click to access the Document

There are multiple ways to add content to the Document

  • Click Add Content to open the text editor, where you can add text or images, embed videos, and add file attachments
  • Click Add HTML to open an HTML editor, where you can write or copy and paste HTML code; some code and scripts may be automatically deleted if they are deemed to be unsafe
  • Click Upload from Computer to upload a file attachment

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