The College of Arts and Sciences online learning can help you design courses, improve existing course content and learn how to use UB-supported online tools to develop engaging classes and videos.
UB offers a variety of tools to aid your teaching needs. This collection of online tools is designed to help you explore and create exceptional courses. These include on-demand training, online resources and 24/7 support.
UB Learns powered by Brightspace is the new online Learning Management System (LMS) for faculty to create, deliver and manage course content. It can also monitor participation and measure performance among students.
Note: "UB Learns" and "Brightspace" is language that is often used interchangeably.
Learn how to get started, engage students in class, assess student learning and master best practices to conduct your courses.
Start creating courses in UB Learns when you learn to access, identify and navigate the global settings and features.
These guides will help you create modules and add materials to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Choosing the appropriate assessment method and tool is an important step benefiting students and instructors.
Effective engagement can go a long way toward building strong relationships between students and instructors.
Go to ublearns.buffalo.edu and click the Go to Brightspace to log in with your UBITName and password.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Brightspace in the subject line.
The Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching Transformation (CATT) is a hub for helpful instructor guides and training to build courses in UB Learns powered by Brightspace. Additional training and recordings will continue to be posted.
💡Pro Tip: Each recorded training session is about one hour long.
The College will help you work through this process. There are many factors to consider, such as connectivity, time zones, size of the class, etc. Designing a quality online class takes time.
Some helpful tools include:
UB has created documentation for three of the most popular integrations in Brightspace: Panopto, Respondus and Zoom.
Set your students up for success with these helpful resources.
You can find support every step of the way. Here are a few support resources unique to the College of Arts and Sciences.
The College provides hundreds of academic courses online each year. Contact Jay Stockslader, Dirtector of Online Learning and Continuing Education, to discuss how to offer your class online, learn more about instructional design, or develop an online degree program.
CASet provides comprehensive information technology services and support to the College. CASet partners with faculty and staff to meet instructional, research and administrative needs by servicing and consulting on matters relating to technology.
The University at Buffalo Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT) provides leadership and support for delivering and assessing 21st-century instruction across physical and digital learning environments.