Faculty: explore new UB Learns Ultra Course View in live virtual sessions

A faculty member teaching a physically distanced group of students in a UB classroom. Everyone is wearing masks.

Photo by Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Published September 16, 2020

Beginning with Spring 2021 courses, faculty will have a choice, on a course-by-course basis, to use the new, more intuitive Ultra Course View in UB Learns. Sign up for an online information session to see the new Ultra Course View in action and decide whether it’s right for you.

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All faculty and instructional support staff are invited to attend these virtual sessions, held online using Zoom on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 2 - 3 p.m.

During these sessions, the UB Learns support team will build a new course site using Ultra Course View, highlighting the advantages and some of the challenges of the new course view. 

Additional topics include adding content, Panopto integration, discussion forums, assessments and the gradebook. Attendees will leave these sessions with the knowledge to make informed decisions about whether the new course view is right for their courses.

Ultra Course View in UB Learns: is it ready for you?

Original Course View is the UB Learns course view that faculty currently use, and will remain the default. Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View offers a more intuitive user interface and a modern, responsive design, but is not yet as full-featured as Original Course View. 

UB Learns will continue to support both course views to ensure that faculty have the tools and functions that best meet their course objectives.

Get help with UB Learns

UB Learns resources for instructors, including information on getting started with UB Learns as well as managing and building courses, are available on the UBIT website. You can also contact the UB Learns support team for additional help.