Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a video conferencing and virtual classroom add-on tool for Brightspace. It provides an opportunity for faculty to create synchronous online teaching events that are hosted through a computer using a webcam and microphone. It offers functionality that is designed for delivering online classes such as:

  • Screen or other application sharing
  • Live polling to learners
  • Guest links for speakers 
  • Chat
  • Breakout rooms


  • Offer online synchronous classes via video conferencing
  • Bring guest speakers into face-to-face and/or online class sessions
  • Record online class sessions and make them available to learners afterwards through Brightspace and Panopto 
  • Hold online office hours or tutoring sessions for students


Accessibility in Collaborate

How-to video

Adding Collaborate Ultra and Panopto to Your Course Space [0:46, no audio]

Support beyond Dalhousie

Support for Collaborate

Training for Collaborate

Academic Technology Services (ATS) offers on-demand training for Collaborate, on topics such as:

  • Setting up and starting live sessions
  • Sharing applications and your screen
  • Creating breakout rooms
  • Using the virtual whiteboard
  • Recording class sessions
  • Exchanging files