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UBlearns Overview (online course)

Self-paced online course • UBlearns

This self-paced online resource allows instructors to explore all facets of Blackboard. Instructors can also request access to a Blackboard course that serves as a sandbox where they can test different tools. 

How to self-enroll

  1. Log into UBlearns (ublearns.buffalo.edu).
  2. Click on the Courses tab on top right of your screen.
  3. Enter UBlearns Overview in the Course Search box and then click Go.
  4. Click the small double-down arrow to the right of the Course ID.
  5. Select Enroll.
  6. Click Submit and then click OK.

Teaching Online: an Orientation (online course)

Self-paced online course • UBlearns

Looking for tips for teaching your online courses in the fall semester? Then sign up for Teaching Online: an Orientation. This set of self-paced, online modules allows you to explore and learn about topics related to teaching online, including:

  • Best practices for teaching online
  • Asynchronous vs. Synchronous
  • Instructor presence
  • Creating expectations
  • Student engagement and interaction
  • Authentic assignments and assessments
  • Feedback and grading

Teaching Online: an Orientation is geared towards instructors who are new to teaching online, but also provides a good refresher for anyone who has already taught online.

How to enroll

To enroll in this course, contact Xiufeng Liu, director, Center for Educational Innovation, at xliu5@buffalo.edu.