UB Learns (Blackboard) for Students

This help website is only for Blackboard.

UB's primary Learning Management System is now UB Learns, powered by Brightspace.


  • Getting Started with Blackboard
    Learn the basics of Blackboard
  • Content Editor
    Use the content editor to format text, insert equations and tables, attach files and embed images and YouTube videos.
  • Communication Tools
    Discover student and faculty communication options.
  • Assignments and Tests
    Understand the way course work is evaluated.
  • Portfolios
    Portfolios provide a way for students to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
    Respondus tools are used to deter cheating in non-proctored exams in UB Learns.
  • Grades
    Review grades earned.
  • Find Answers
    Find answers to frequently asked questions about UB Learns.

Need additional help?

Use our contact form to submit a help ticket (you may be asked for your UBITName and password). After the form is submitted, a member of the UB Learns support team will follow up with you within one business day.