UB Learns for Students

UB Learns, powered by Blackboard, is the centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS) at UB.

What do instructors use UB Learns for?

Instructors can use UB Learns to post syllabi, readings, tests and assignments as well as communicate via email and discussion boards.

Not all instructors use UB Learns. If you don't see a course listed in UB Learns, check with your instructors to make sure it is being used for your course.

UB Learns is accessible 24 hours per day, seven days a week with an internet connection and a web browser or one of Blackboard's mobile apps.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Respondus tools are used to deter cheating in non-proctored exams in UB Learns.

Learn about downloading and using Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Updated content editor (toolbar used for editing text boxes) in UB Learns

The update includes improvements to existing tools, a new accessibility checker and the ability to display computer code. Some icons have changed, and the options to embed files, images, videos and mashups are now available by clicking on the plus icon (use the Insert Local Files option for images).

Learn more about the content editor

Method for adding images to UB Learns has changed

To improve performance, Blackboard has released an update where copying and pasting an image from a document (such as a Word document) to a UB Learns text field is no longer supported. You can add images by using the plus icon in the content editor toolbar.

Learn more about adding images using the plus icon

Blackboard mobile app users should reinstall apps

To get the most out of the Blackboard mobile app, users should delete the app from their mobile devices and reinstall it.

  • The app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching for “Blackboard.”
  • To log into the mobile app, type “buffalo” for the school name and select “SUNY – University at Buffalo” from the list. Tap Web Login and authenticate using your UBITName and password.

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.