Why Ultra Courses?
Content is displayed on a single page, with folders that expand and collapse so it is easier for students to find the content they need. Tools are contextual to reduce clicks and content appears in the course using peek layers that slide from the right.
New Ways to Add Content
Quickly add files, links, assessments, and other content wherever you want. With a brand-new text editor, the ability to drag and drop files directly to the course content area and integration with cloud storage, building content has never been easier.
Build Complex Content as Documents
The Ultra Courses contain a new content type called Document that allows you to build complex pages with a mix of text, images, videos and files. Best of all, Documents are optimized for mobile devices so students can view them directly from a smartphone browser.
Conversations for Student Questions
You can enable conversations for Documents, Assignments and Tests that will allow students to ask for help, share sources or answer questions that others have, with the conversation being tied to that specific content.
The default view of your Gradebook, Item List, allows you to quickly see how many students have submitted an assignment/assessment, how many you need to grade and how many grades need to be posted. Grades are kept private until you are ready to post them. Past due assessments are automatically assigned a zero. And you can set accommodations once for a student and apply that to all assessments.
Communicating with Students
You can get to know your students by viewing their profile pictures in your Roster, Gradebook, Discussions, Conversations and Messages. In Ultra Courses you communicate with your students via Messages rather than email, and unlike email, Messages keeps a record of the sent messages. Course Announcements appear as a pop-ups in your course.