UB Learns Integrations

UB Learns has installed several vendor and third-party integrations to extend the use and functionality of UB Learns. 

Respondus Assessment Tools

Fully-automated proctoring for online exams

Prevent cheating during online exams

Easily create and manage online assessments

Blackboard Ally

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.

Panopto: Classroom Capture

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.

Remark Grade Import Tool

The Remark grade import tool allows bubble-sheet style exam scores to be directly imported into a UB Learns Grade Center.

Turning Technologies (UB Clicks)

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.

Pearson's MyLab & Mastering

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

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

Add a Piazza Link to Your Course

  1. Go to Customization > Tool Availability.
  2. Click the check mark in Piazza row.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Go to Tools and select Piazza link to create a new Piazza course and account, if needed.
  5. Optional: Add a Piazza link to your course menu for easy student access

Webex

Instructors may receive an "...authorization has expired. Please reauthorize Webex." message when establishing the integration.

Please notify the UB Learns support team at ublearns@buffalo.edu to reauthorize Webex for your course.

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.

Enable Webex Education Connector in a Course

Course menu showing Tool Link (step 2).
  1. Open a course.
  2. Hover over the + icon at the top of the Course menu and click Tool Link.
  3. In the Add Tool Link dialog box, fill in the following fields:
    • Name: Webex Link.
    • Type (dropdown menu): Webex.
    • Check Available to Users.
  4. Click Submit.

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.

Security Settings for Zoom

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.

> Learn more about Zoom security settings

Enable Zoom Meeting in a Course

Course menu showing Tool Link (step 2).
  1. Open a course.
  2. Hover over the + icon at the top of the Course menu and click Tool Link.
  3. In the Add Tool Link dialog box, fill in the following fields:
    • Name: Zoom Meeting Link.
    • Type (dropdown menu): Zoom Meeting.
    • Check Available to Users.
  4. Click Submit.

If you created a Zoom account with your @buffalo.edu address before March 18, 2020, you must switch your account to UB's version.

> Learn more about switching over your old Zoom account

Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have the Zoom Desktop Client software installed on your computer or device. 

> Download and install Zoom Desktop Client