UBlearns Integrations

UBlearns has installed several vendor / 3rd party integrations to extend the use and functionality of Blackboard on UBlearns. 

Blackboard Ally

Ally is a Blackboard tool that helps instructors enhance the usability and accessibility of their course materials in UBlearns. Ally automatically checks UBlearns 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 UBlearns course sites. Video files and classroom lecture recordings added to UBlearns course sites allow students to watch on any laptop or mobile device.

Digication - UBPortfolio

ePortfolios allow students to easily share their work and ideas with instructors and peers. Digication was selected as the platform for UBPortfolios. Instructors can integrate Digication tools with their UBlearns course sites.

Add Digication to UBlearns course

First make Digication tool available

  1. Go to the "Course Management" menu to the left below the main course options.
  2. Click on "Customization" for a drop-down list.
  3. Select "Tool Availability" and look for "Digication" and make sure it's checked off where needed.
  4. Click the "Submit" button to save your changes.
Adding Digication as a Tool Link *RECOMMENDED*
  1. From anywhere within the course, click on the "+" button at the top of the course sidebar
  2. Select "Tool Link" the dropdown
  3. Name the tool link (either Digication or whatever preferred term your students will recognize)
  4. For "Type," click on the dropdown and select "Digication" from the list
  5. Make sure "Available to Users" is selected and click on the "Submit" button

Remark Grade Import Tool

The Remark grade import tool allows bubble-sheet style exam scores, machine graded by the Center for Educational Innovation scoring services unit, to be directly imported into a UBlearns grade center.

Respondus and Respondus Lock-Down Browser

Respondus is a software tool enabling easy creation and management of quizzes and surveys that can be created offline and published to Blackboard on UBlearns. Respondus can save hours by providing the ability to import existing exams from word processor files or publisher test banks.

Turning Technologies - UBclicks

The integration with UBlearns allows users to leverage response devices in class to easily collect student achievement data. Instructors can import from Blackboard a participant list of students into TurningPoint and then export assessment data into Blackboard on UBlearns.

Medial - UBStream

This integration allows users to post and deliver streaming video content via the Medial mashup tool.

Pearson's MyLab & Mastering

This integration provides single sign-on between UBlearns 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 Blackboard Learn Grade Center.