MAKIN' IT ULTRA: What sorts of qualities or elements are associated with “ultra”? Maybe marathons. Or record labels. Today, Blackboard, Inc. is hoping that you’ll associate the word with their learning management system Blackboard Learn’s suite of new features. Included in the update is a feed-like activity stream (see below), a messaging feature (where instructors can message students or students can message each other), and the ability to add content to courses, like videos or syllabi.