Consider how you will use web conferencing first. Some ideas:

Figure 1

Setup on Canvas

How to add Collaborate Ultra in course sidebar?

The following steps describe how to add Collaborate Ultra in the course sidebar.

  1. Log in to your Canvas course, and click Settings in the course sidebar.
  2. Click the Navigation tab (See Figure 1).
  3. Look for Collaborate Ultra and click on the three dots icon to Enable it, or drag and drop it to the top to make it visible under your course navigation.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Refresh your page and you will see Collaborate Ultra appear in your course sidebar.

Create and edit sessions

  1. Click Collaborate Ultra in the course sidebar.
  2. Collaborate Ultra will take few seconds to load.
  3. Click Create Session from the Sessions screen.
  4. Type a session's name (e.g. Class 1, Week 1) to help students locate the right session.
  5. Set the date and time the session starts and ends, but you can also:
    • Choose "No end (open session)" to keep a session open.
    • Choose "Repeat session".
    • Set an "Early Entry" to let students enter the session prior to the start time (very important for microphone and webcam testing with students).
  6. Check the Session Settings to decide if students can download recordings, share audio or video, post chat messages.
  7. Click Save to activate the session's link.

Note: you can change settings before the session begins.

  1. From the Sessions screen, find a session.
  2. Click the three dots button on the right hand-side and select "Edit settings" in the drop down menu.

Moderate Collaborate Ultra sessions

There is a variety of options to moderate Collaborate Ultra sessions, you can:

Collaborate Ultra Stand Alone Access:

Request access by filling out this form: Learning Tool Setup Request Form

After receiving access, follow these steps to set up a conference session through the online portal:

  1. Log into Collaborate Ultra.
  2. Under Sessions, click Create Session on the top left of the page.
  3. Fill in session details and click Save.
  4. Click on the name of your new session to see the Guest link which can be copied and distributed to your session participants.