Creating Content

This help website is only for Blackboard.

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


  • Adding an Item
    Items are pieces of content which may be added to any content area, such as Course Documents or Course Information.
  • Audio and Video Content in UB Learns (for Blackboard)
    Use YouTube to deliver video and audio content inside your UB Learns course.
  • URLs
    A URL is a shortcut to a web resource. Add a URL to a Content Area to provide a quick access point to relevant materials.
  • Learning Modules
    Make a structured path for progressing through content items.
  • Lesson Plans
    Combine information about a lesson with curriculum resources.
  • Course Links
    Link items within a course.
  • Mashups
    Add content from Flickr, SlideShare, YouTube and Panopto.
  • Linking to Course Reserve
    Point to the UB Libraries' Course Reserve materials.
  • Blank Page
    Present information on a single page.

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.