Improving UBlearns

The UBlearns 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.

UBlearns Roadmap for 2020: Cloud-Based and the Ultra Experience

Throughout 2020, UBlearns administrators will be implementing a series of updates that will improve the quality of the service and prepare it for Blackboard's more modern, intuitive interface called Ultra Experience.

Recent Updates

June 2019 was the most recent update for UBlearns and the update included the following new features and enhancements.

Academic Effectiveness

Attendance
Instructors can mark students present, late, absent or excused in the new Attendance tool page. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to other grades.

Cloud Storage Integration
Instructors can copy files from their favorite cloud storage solutions when authoring Content Items or creating Assignments; students can submit assignments from their favorite cloud storage solutions.

Supported cloud storage platforms include OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive (including G suite accounts), Dropbox and Box (UBbox).

Theme Updates

Grade Center Improvements

  • View full titles of Grade Center columns, making it easier to distinguish between similarly-titled items.
  • View as many columns as the size of the window allows.
  • Enter into Grade Center full-screen mode to make the most of the desktop experience.

Course Menu Color Configuration
Instructors and course designers can configure the course colors in the course control panel.

Tests and Learning Modules Optimized for Mobile Web Browsers
Students now have greater flexibility to take their tests on the go on their mobile devices with question types that are better optimized for display on smaller devices. The Learning Modules tool has been optimized for mobile devices when using the Learn 2016 theme.

Regardless of configuration, the table of contents will always be pinned to the bottom of the page and can be expanded or collapsed. Settings such as forced sequence and allowing students to navigate using the table of contents are honored.

Learner Engagement

Create Recording for Feedback
Instructor and graders can embed audio and video recordings with learner feedback allowing students to watch or listen to feedback alongside any included text.

Supported Browsers