UB Learns, Powered by Blackboard

This help website is only for Blackboard.

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


Blackboard Help

This help website is a quick-start guide. For detailed information about any of these topics, see the official Blackboard manual.

  • Getting Started with Blackboard
    Learn how to enable your courses on UB Learns, combine two or more courses and work with advanced setup options.
  • Managing Your Courses
    Find out how to perform administrative tasks, manage users and groups, customize courses and save and reuse courses.
  • Building Your Course
    Find out how to add and edit content, create lesson plans and link to content within your course or on external websites.
  • Communicating and Collaborating
    Discover ways to communicate with your students using blogs, discussion boards, wikis and more.
  • Assessing Learners
    Use Grade Center, surveys, assignments and course report to help measure your students' progress.
  • Portfolios
    Portfolios provide a way for students to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time.
  • Blackboard and Panopto
    Use UB's streaming server, Panopto, to deliver video and audio content inside your Blackboard course.
  • Blackboard and Zoom
    Zoom is an easy-to-use, video communication platform that includes video conferencing, recording, phone, chat and screen sharing. Zoom is available to all UB students, faculty and staff.
  • Blackboard Integrations
    The UB Learns support team has installed several vendor and third-party integrations to extend the use and functionality of Blackboard. 

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.