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Web Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate is KUMC's solution for academic web conferencing since it is integrated within Bb and its features (roster, gradebook, and group tool) and provides an immersive online experience. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are also viable options to consider. To help you decide which is appropriate for your needs, please visit the Web Conferencing Options and Best Practices for Web Conferencing documents.

Web Conferencing Options

Best Practices for Web Conferencing

How to Have an Accessible Zoom Meeting

Closed Captioning vs. Live Transcription

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a user-friendly web conferencing system that is part of KUMC's Blackboard LMS (Learning Management System). It effortlessly connects instructors with their students in real time and provides a variety of communication tools that facilitate the learning process. Collaborate Ultra is not just for education either. It can also be utilized by KUMC users that are not part of the Blackboard LMS.

collaborate meeting space

Here are some of the features Collaborate Ultra offers:

Additional online resources for Collaborate Ultra:

Contact TLT at or your TLT Liaison for help getting started.

Instructor Quick Start Guide

Participant Quick Start Guide

Moderator Help Guides

Participant Help Guides

Teaching and Learning Technologies

University of Kansas Medical Center
Teaching and Learning Technologies
Mail Stop 3034
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
TLT-EdTech: 913-588-7107,
TLT-Media: 913-588-7326,
TLT-Testing Services: 913-588-1471,