UB Learns for Faculty

UB Learns, powered by Blackboard, is the centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS) at UB.

UB Learns Assessment Passwords Not Working Consistently

UB Learns users may receive an "Access to the test is denied." error message when starting an assessment that requires a password or when using Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.​

Blackboard has offered some temporary workarounds while they work to fix the issue.

> Get the latest information about this issue

About UB Learns

UB Learns provides faculty with an online environment to create, deliver and manage their course content, as well as monitor participation and assess performance among learners.

This help website is a quick-start guide. For detailed information about any of these topics, see the official Blackboard manual.

UB Learns is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Ultra Base Navigation

On May 20, UB Learns adopted Ultra Base Navigation, a new navigation menu that allows you to see a global view of grading tasks, calendars events and other relevant information from across all your courses.

> Learn more about Ultra Base Navigation in UB Learns

  • 9/14/20
    Beginning with spring 2021 courses, faculty will have a choice between two different course views in UB Learns: Original Course View and Ultra Course View.
  • 8/11/20
    The UB Learns support team is committed to providing the most up-to-date educational resources that help instructors deliver innovative and engaging online content to their students.
  • 5/13/20
    In the event that students are unable to physically attend classes due to an unusual situation (e.g., COVID-19 or weather-related event), faculty can continue to teach their courses online using UB Learns.
  • 3/6/20
    Learn how to enable your courses on UB Learns, combine two or more courses and work with advanced setup options.
  • 8/25/20
    Ultra Base Navigation is an easy-to-navigate system menu that provides quick access to critical information, such as grading tasks, due dates and activities, for all your courses.
  • 12/19/14
    Find out how to perform administrative tasks, manage users and groups, customize courses and save and reuse courses.
  • 12/19/14
    Find out how to add and edit content, create lesson plans and link to content within your course or on external websites.
  • 6/1/15
    Discover ways to communicate with your students using blogs, discussion boards, wikis and more.
  • 7/2/20
    Use Grade Center, surveys, assignments and course report to help measure your students' progress.
  • 8/19/20
    UB Learns has installed several vendor and third-party integrations to extend the use and functionality of UB Learns. 
  • 3/6/20
    Find answers to frequently asked questions about UB Learns.
  • 5/22/20
    Find additional resources to get the most out of UB Learns.
  • 9/9/20
    Administrative course sites are UB Learns sites that are not affiliated with classes offered by registration numbers.
  • 9/9/20
    Request a UB Learns course site combination for courses that have different instructors of record.
  • 7/27/20
    Ask a question or report a problem you may be having when logged into UB Learns.

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