Published on December 7th, 2018 | by University Communications


Maintenance Advisory: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

If you’re a Saint Leo University faculty or staff member who uses Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing, you should be aware of an upcoming maintenance release.

The Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing December 2018 maintenance release update will take place from 2 to 6 a.m. ET, Thursday, December 20.

Please note, the developer will try to minimize downtime and does not plan on using the entire maintenance window, unless necessary. Collaborate Ultra users may see intermittent availability during the maintenance window.

What’s new?
In the Collaborate December 2018 maintenance release, the developer focused on resolving issues to continually improve your experience. For details about this release, refer to the Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra page, which will be updated by the developer on December 20.

How can I use this new release?
Since updates happen automatically, you can use these new features immediately after the December 2018 release by launching Collaborate inside the LionsSHARE courses system from the navigation menu of any of your courses.

How can I find out more?
If you want to keep abreast of future updates and releases for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing, you can read and subscribe via email to the Release Notes at

The Saint Leo University Faculty Enrichment team has curated some handy resources that will help you and your participants learn about Collaborate at Saint Leo at

If you have any questions about this maintenance, please contact the University Technology Services Help Desk at

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