Watch: Fall 2021 Technology Town Hall for faculty and instructors

A professor lectures to agroup of students, most of them on laptops, in the newly redesigned NSC 201 classroom on North Campus.

Published October 20, 2021

Dozens of UB educators joined us in the newly re-designed NSC 201 (and virtually via Zoom) for a look at cutting-edge classroom technology, a discussion on the future of UB Learns and more.


Technology town halls give UB faculty and educators a look at what's coming next in technology at UB, and an opportunity to ask questions and share their feedback.

Find the agenda for this event below. To view a recording of this event, click the link below.


  • 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.: Future of UB Learns

This fall, Academic Affairs, UBIT and University Libraries are sponsoring a comprehensive review of learning management systems in anticipation of the end date of the Blackboard contract in December 2022. The co-chairs of the review committee will be present to describe the review process and provide information on how you can have your voice heard by answering a university-wide survey and reviewing and providing feedback on the identified systems (Blackboard Ultra, D2L, and Canvas).

  • 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Password resets for UBITName accounts

Select UBITName accounts are being selected for required password resets beginning Fall 2021. Find out which accounts are being selected, and how this change in policy will keep UB's systems, data and people safer.

  • 1:15 - 1:30 p.m.: NSC classroom demo

Rooms 201 and 225 in the Natural Sciences Complex have been updated with brand new technology like digital video walls, chalkboard cameras and more. See how it works, and find out how it can help you deliver the best possible instruction. 

  • 1:30  - 2:00 p.m.: Interactive roundtable discussions/Q&A on the above topics

A recording of the presentations will be available after the event.

Help for flexible teaching

Want to dig deeper into flexible teaching at UB? You can find more resources for teaching in-person, online and in a mixed environment on the UB Teach Anywhere website. Visit to get started.