UB Learns, powered by Blackboard, is the centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS) at UB.
To improve performance, Blackboard has released an update where copying and pasting an image from a document (such as a Word document) to a UB Learns text field is no longer supported. You can add images by using the plus icon in the content editor toolbar.
To get the most out of Blackboard’s mobile apps (Blackboard app and Blackboard Instructor app), users should delete the apps from their mobile devices and reinstall them.
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.
Faculty now have a choice between two different course views in UB Learns: Original Course View and Ultra Course View.
The UB Learns support team is working directly with faculty to ensure that a course will be successful in Ultra Course View before it is converted.
Please join us as we build a new course site using Ultra Course View, highlighting advantages and some of the challenges of the new course view.
The update includes improvements to existing tools, a new accessibility checker and the ability to display computer code. Some icons have changed (source code is now represented by the <> icon), and the options to embed files, images, videos and mashups are now available by clicking on the plus icon (use the Insert Local File option for images).