Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Digital Dropbox, editing Notification settings and linking to items in the Libraries' Course Reserve and databases.
The Digital Drop Box tool is no longer available; instructors should use the Assignment tool to manage student submissions. The Assignment tool allows instructors to create assignments with single, multiple or unlimited submissions. Submissions are then found in, and downloaded from the grade center.
Instructors may also wish to share information on Assignment submissions with students (from the UB Learns for Students help site).
You cannot link directly to items listed in the UB Libraries Course Reserve system. You can point your students to the University Libraries' Course Reserve website and they can search for and link to the item from there.
It is possible, in many cases, to link directly to an article or item available in one of the libraries’ 300+ databases. To assure that all students (on or off campus) can access the item, follow these steps:
This method will force the student through the proxy server and link them to the article.
Alternately, you can download an article and post it in your course by adding an item to any content area in UB Learns.
Edit Notifications Settings in two places:
Students who need help with UB Learns can visit the UB Learns Help site for Students.
For help with these issues contact:
UBIT Help Center
3rd Floor Silverman Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
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.