New York State requires every employer to ensure that all employees complete sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has developed an online program that meets all New York State requirements for sexual harassment prevention training. This program is available in UB Learns, and is comprised of two sections:
The University at Buffalo will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to the training content. To request accommodations, please contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (716) 645-2266 for assistance.
Instructions for Accessing the UB Learns Course
*Important note: This course will not work when using the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.
Verify that your internet browser is compatible. To use UB Learns, use a computer that is connected to the Internet and use an up-to-date web browser. It is recommended that you use the most current version of:
Blackboard technical support offers a list of certified and compatible browsers, listed by Operating System, for use with Blackboard (UB Learns). Blackboard Compatible Browsers(UB Learns).
For information on accessing the course through a mobile device, please see the section “For Mobile Phones or Tablets – Accessing UB Learns from your portable device” at the end of these instructions.
* To view your quiz grade:
a. To view your quiz grade, select My Quiz Grade, from the left navigation menu in UB Learns..
b. Select My Grades. Your grade will be displayed.
c. You may retake the quiz if your grade is below a 66%.
*Optional Certificate of Completion:
You do not need to submit a Certificate of Completion to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Your completion will be automatically recorded upon completion of the previous steps.
If you would like to create and/or print a Certificate of Completion for your own records or to provide to another employer, select View/Print Certificate in the left navigation menu in UB Learns.
To print your certificate, select the printer icon.
Sign out of UB Learns
a. Select Sign Out in the left navigation menu in UB Learns
b. Close all internet tabs.
For Mobile Phones or Tablets - Accessing UB Learns from your portable device
If you plan to take the course on a mobile device (iPhone, Droid phone etc.) or table (iPad, Samsung tablet) please download the Blackboard App.
You will need to be able to connect to either a Wi-Fi device or to a 3G/4G network. For additional information on how to connect your device to the UB Learns Blackboard App please go to the UBIT website for details.
Once you download the Blackboard App, you will need to ‘find’ UB’s version of Blackboard (UB Learns). The instructions are available in detail on the UBIT Support website.
How can I get Blackboard Mobile Learn on my mobile device?
These are the three most common questions and issues that people have encountered accessing the course:
If you've searched for the course and couldn't find it:
If you would like an optional certificate but have difficulty creating one:
If you cannot access the video:
Supervisors, managers, unit leaders, and training liaisons can schedule a live training for employees in their area. Complete a training request form and indicate "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training" in the topic section. EDI can also join a regular meeting of your department, school, or area to provide this training.
While we are working remotely due to COVID-19, EDI is encouraging departments to schedule live trainings remotely. We also recognize that not all UB employees use a computer as part of their job duties. EDI will work with departments to discuss options that will allow everyone to receive sexual harassment prevention training.
In order to accurately record who attended the trainings, training liaisons or meeting organizers should send a roster to EDI with the attendees' names, person numbers and completion date upon completion of the training. EDI can send a pre-populated department, school, or area roster to you prior to the training session upon request to facilitate tracking.
Many people with UB appointments have taken training elsewhere. This training will count toward meeting UB's requirements if it meets guidelines established by the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Training can be a formal, structured session, or you can invite us to meet with your faculty or staff during a regularly-scheduled meeting. We can customize a format and timeframe that meet your needs.