Blackboard on UBlearns


The Blackboard Learning System is a virtual learning environment and course management system developed by Blackboard Inc. It is a Web-based server software which features convenient course management, customizable open architecture, and scalable design that allows integration with student information systems and authentication protocols. It may be installed on local servers or hosted by Blackboard ASP Solutions. Its main purposes are to add online elements to courses traditionally delivered face-to-face and to develop completely online courses with few or no face-to-face meetings.

Blackboard on UBlearns is the implementation of the Blackboard course management system at UB. It provides a web site for your course, offering ways to share content, communicate, collaborate, offer tests and surveys, create discussions, give assignments, link to video, link to websites, and work with grades.

Initial Setup

Some steps must be following to set your course up initially in UBLearns. To enable UBlearns to manage a course, you must be listed on MyUB as the instructor of that course. Enable your course on UBlearns by following this procedure:

  1. Login to UBlearns.
  2. Select the Updates tab -> UBlearns Course Setup URL.
  3. Select UBlearns Course Setup Main Menu -> Course Setup Listings by Semester -> [desired semester].
  4. Select the Edit Course URL.
  5. Manage the course access features:
    1. Enable the course on UBLearns.
    2. Optionally combine the lecture with your lab or recitation section(s).
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  1. After you enable a course on UBlearns, it may take a day or two to actually appear on UBlearns.


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