UB Learns has a new navigation menu

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Published July 27, 2020

As of May 20, 2020, UB Learns features a new navigation menu and visual updates for a faster, easier way to see a global view across all your courses. All your existing course information and features are still be available.


This update, called Ultra Base Navigation, allows you to see a global view of grading tasks, calendars, events and other relevant information from across all your courses. Your UB Learns courses still look and function the same way, and you will continue to log into UB Learns at ublearns.buffalo.edu using your UBITName, password and two-step verification.

Ultra Base Navigation is part of the latest Blackboard user interface, called Blackboard Ultra Experience, which offers more intuitive interactions and a modern, responsive design; Ultra Courses are the second phase of the Blackboard Ultra Experience, and more information will be available on Ultra Courses later in 2020.

Sign up for an information session

UB's Center for Educational Innovation is hosting information sessions via Zoom. Sign up for one of the following sessions, and you'll be sent a link to the online meeting one business day beforehand.

  • Tuesday, 8/18, 2 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8/19, 12 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8/25, 12 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8/26, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Get help with UB Learns

UB Learns resources for instructors, including information on getting started with UB Learns as well as managing and building courses, are available on the UBIT website. You can also contact the UB Learns support team for additional help.