Staff guide: A sandbox is a course used for training and testing.
Original Course Sandbox
All Blackboard courses for 23-24 and earlier are in Blackboard Original format.
ULTRA Course Sandbox
We are planning to run a project to fully upgrade our current version of Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra and more information will be shared in due course.
- Follow this link to create an ULTRA Sandbox course if you want to try out an ULTRA course for yourself. Please don’t use this with students ahead of the project rollout. This course has a simple template applied to help you organise course content.
- Follow this link to create an Ultra Exemplar course to see an example of a working course. This exemplar course has been provided by Blackboard.
Training and support for ULTRA courses will be rolled out in due course, but see these Blackboard ULTRA Guides to get you started. You can also sign up to the Anthology Community site and join the regular Learn Ultra Course Seminar programme.
Request multiple Sandbox courses
You can only create one original Sandbox course and one Ultra Sandbox course. If you need other Sandbox courses follow this link to request a Custom (arbitrary) course.
A custom course will be set up in the Original format by default. If you want an ULTRA custom course, request this in the Additional Comments section of the request form. See this guide for how to convert this course to the UTLRA format.
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