Every Pilot course has a ready-to-use virtual classroom; just click on the Communications menu and choose Collaborate Ultra. When the Collaborate Ultra interface loads, there is a ready-to-use Course Room titled "[course name] Course Room." Just click on it to launch/enter the virtual classroom.
NOTE: this opens a popup window, so you may need to disable your popup blocker or allow the popup to use Collaborate Ultra.
Get the Chrome or Firefox Web Browser
Adding a shortcut/link to Collaborate Ultra under Content in your Pilot course (optional)
In your Pilot course, click on Content in the Pilot menu bar. Create a module or select an existing module to add Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. In the module, click Add Existing Activities, choose External Learning Tools from the dropdown menu, and select "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra" from the alphabetical list of tools.