Introduction to Ultra Course View in Blackboard

Thursday, May 27, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 3:30 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 3:35 p.m. 


Introduction to Ultra Course View in Blackboard is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


This workshop is an introduction to Blackboard's new course design view and features called Ultra Course View (UCV). We will introduce UCV features such as the new menu, tools, and how to create content and assignments for your students. We will then give you hands-on time to practice. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the new layout and tools, and be able to use the basic functions of content creation in UCV.


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Casey Carroll
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence

Casey Carroll is an instructional designer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Carroll works with all who teach to support the creation of innovative and accessible courses and the continued development of teaching skills. He also works with instructors teaching online to help with course design and learning technologies. Prior to joining CTE, Carroll designed curriculum for professional training and leadership development. He has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at the University of South Carolina. Carroll holds a master’s degree in linguistics from USC and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.

Jennifer Yowell
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Yowell is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of South Carolina. Yowell is a multi-talented instructional designer with experience in higher education course development, graphic design, website creation, project management and training. With a lifelong passion for learning, she is dedicated to working with instructors to create engaging, effective learning experiences that help students gain the skills needed for success. Regardless of the subject, her approach is oriented toward inclusive and effective solutions. Yowell enjoys working with educators who have a wide range of technical experience, from the beginner to the most experienced. She has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology with a certificate in computer-based instruction, from East Carolina University.

Katie Vaughan
eLearning Services

Originally from Michigan, Katie Vaughn completed her BA in English at UofSC in 2009 and has worked with the Division of Information Technology ever since. With a background in customer service, she enjoys working with instructors and students as they navigate Blackboard and other e-Learning technologies.


Susan Quinn
Assistant Director
eLearning Services

Susan Quinn is the Assistant Director of eLearning Services in the department of Division of Information Technology (DoIT). Prior to joining DoIT, she was director of instructional support in the College of Education. Quinn has an M.Ed. in special education technology, and was a special education teacher and research associate before coming to UofSC.