Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Attendance Reporting

Faculty can now host a Collaborate session from their Blackboard Learn courses without tracking attendance manually. Based on the criteria you set, Collaborate tracks if a student is present, late, or absent from a session. Collaborate then sends that information directly to the Attendance page in your Blackboard Learn course.

Attendance reporting is off by default. You must turn attendance reporting on for each session in which you want to track attendance. Please do so when you are creating your session from the "Attendance Reporting" tab.

Screenshot of Blackboard Collaborate Attendance reporting settings


  • Attendance reporting is only available in sessions with an end date and time. You can't track attendance in your course room.
  • To use this method of Attendance tracking, you must allow students to join the sessions through the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool, which you can add to the Course Menu​​​​​​​. Students joining through a guest link will not be counted as attending.

For more information, please see Blackboard's notes on Attendance Reporting and Attendance in your Blackboard Learn course.


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