UB Learns has installed several vendor and third-party integrations to extend the use and functionality of UB Learns.
Fully-automated proctoring for online exams
Prevent cheating during online exams
Easily create and manage online assessments
Ally is a Blackboard tool that helps instructors enhance the usability and accessibility of their course materials in UB Learns. Ally automatically checks UB Learns course materials against WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and provides an accessibility score for each file. For files that don’t align with accessibility guidelines, Ally offers step-by-step instructions on how to improve the accessibility of the document.
Ally also creates alternative, accessible file formats (Tagged PDF, HTML, ePub, Electronic braille and Audio) for students to download.
The Panopto integration provides the tools required to add and manage Panopto video files from inside UB Learns course sites. Video files and classroom lecture recordings added to UB Learns course sites allow students to watch on any laptop or mobile device.
The Remark grade import tool allows bubble-sheet style exam scores to be directly imported into a UB Learns Grade Center.
The integration with UB Learns allows users to leverage response devices in class to easily collect student achievement data. Instructors can import a participant list of students into TurningPoint and then export assessment data into UB Learns.
This integration provides single sign-on between UB Learns and Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering platforms. Instructors can use this integration to provide direct links to MyLab & Mastering for their students and can transfer student grades into the UB Learns' Grade Center.
Piazza is an online platform that facilitates interaction among students and instructors in an efficient and intuitive manner. On Piazza, students can ask questions, and instructors and fellow classmates can answer. You can allow your students to participate anonymously, to encourage participation from even the shyest students.
Instructors may receive an "...authorization has expired. Please reauthorize Webex." message when establishing the integration. Please see the Reauthorizing Webex section below.
Cisco Webex is a web conferencing tool available to UB faculty, staff and students that enables fully interactive video and audio connections with people locally and around the world.
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.
Requiring a password to join any meeting or session is strongly recommended, especially if the meeting or session is advertised publicly or widely, or where large numbers of attendees are invited or anticipated.
If using Zoom for teaching and intended only for student use, it is recommended that meeting hosts only share session or meetings links through the class session itself in UB Learns or though MyUB.
If you created a Zoom account with your @buffalo.edu address before March 18, 2020, you must switch your account to UB's version.
Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have the Zoom Desktop Client software installed on your computer or device.