Logging in and Navigating Brightspace

Familiarize yourself with the key navigation features on the UB Learns homepage and your course homepage.

On this page:

Logging in to Brightspace

  1. Go to ublearns.buffalo.edu.
  2. Click the Log in to Brightspace.
  3. Enter your UBITName and password. You will be taken to the UB Learns Homepage.
Trouble logging in?

Contact the UB Learns support team for assistance. After the form is submitted, a member of the support team will follow up with you within one business day.    

Contact form

Running a System Check

The first time you log in to Brightspace on each compuer or mobile device you own, you should run the System Check to ensure that your browser is properly configured.

  1. On the navbar, click Tools and select System Check.
  2. Review the Critical System Checks and Non-critical System Checks listed.

Navigating Brightspace

UB Learns Homepage (Institutional Homepage)

When you login to Brightspace, you will be directed to the UB Learns Homepage. There, you will see several key features that will help you navigate Brightspace. 

Course Homepage

The course homepage is the first page you see when you select to view a specific course. It has many of the same key features as the Institutional Homepage but provides more options for customization.

Navigating the UB Learns Homepage in Brightspace

Navigating to Your Course Homepage

There are two ways to navigate to a course homepage from the UB Learns Homepage:

Navigating a Course Homepage

Once you click on the course name and ID, you will be directed to that course’s homepage. You will know you have arrived at a course homepage when you see the course name and ID located next to the Course Home and UB Learns icons in the top left corner of the page.

You can customize the following features on your course homepage: navbar, banner and widgets. The minibar cannot be customized.

Key Course Navigation Terminology and Features