Collaborative Documents in Blackboard Ultra (Student View)


This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


Collaborative documents use Microsoft OneDrive to show live changes and updates to a file and is shared with all users in a course. Collaborative documents may be used for sign up sheets, classroom projects, or participation activities. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are supported files for collaborative documents.


If your instructor has created a collaborative document, it will appear in the content area as shown below. Select the icon or title to enter the file.

If you are already signed into your CMU OneDrive account, you will see a preview of the document as shown below. If you are not yet signed in, select the “Sign In” option and enter your CMU login information.

Select the “Refresh” button to see new entries as they appear in the document. Select the “Edit Document” option to create your own entries and edits in a new tab. You will have the same tools available to you as you would in a regular Microsoft Office document, meaning that you may add comments, pictures, text, and so on.

Your text automatically saves as you write, so you may exit the tab or window once you are finished editing.



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