Control Panel

Use the Control Panel to administer your course.

About the Control Panel

All Course administration is done through the Control Panel. This area is only available if you have one of the following defined Course Roles:

  • Instructor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Grader
  • System Administrator

Finding the Control Panel

  1. Open a Course.
  2. The Control Panel is underneath the Course Menu.

Control Panel Areas

Course Tools

Contains all the available tools that are added to a course. Once added, these tools are administered from the Control Panel.


  • Achievements
  • Announcements
  • Blogs
  • Collaboration
  • Contacts
  • Course Calendar
  • Course Messages
  • Date Management
  • Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Journals
  • Mobile Compatible Test List
  • Rubrics
  • Self and Peer Assessment
  • Send Email
  • Tasks
  • Tests, Surveys and Pools
  • Wikis

Related Tasks

  • Assignments
  • SafeAssign
  • Respondus
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor
  • UB Clicks


Provides tools for creating tests, recording grades and tracking user performance and activity.


  • Course Reports
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Retention Center
  • SCORM Reports

Grade Center

Allows access to the Grade Center.


  • Needs Grading
  • Full Grade Center

Users and Groups

List, enroll and edit users from the course. Create and administer formal groups of students to collaborate on work.


  • Groups
  • Users

Related Tasks

  • Enrollments
  • Modify a User's Role
  • Setting Guest Access
  • Access for persons not affiliated with UB
  • UB Learns roster is different from MyUB Class List


Change the properties of the course such as its availability, guest status, tool availability and the appearance of the course.


  • Enrollment Options
  • Guest and Observer Access
  • Properties
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Teaching Style
  • Tool Availability

Related Tasks

  • Setting Guest access
  • Language Packs

Packages and Utilities

Import, export and archive the course; copy all or part of the course; or copy selected files.


  • Check Course Links
  • Course Copy
  • Export/Archive Course
  • Import Course Cartridge
  • Import Package/View Logs
  • Manage LTI Links
  • Move Files to Course Files


Offers support contacts and online documentation.


  • Blackboard Help for Instructors
  • Contact Support
  • Video Tutorials

Related Tasks

  • Blackboard Instructor manual
  • Blackboard videos & guides
  • Glossary
  • Find answers
  • Join the Instructor Learning Community
  • Collaborate with a librarian

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.