Navigating Blackboard

Blackboard Ultra Institution Page

The new landing page and base navigation feature a completely redesigned interface with simplified, intuitive workflows, a modern look and feel, and an improved mobile experience. 

Highlights of the Base Navigation

Blackboard Ultra institution page

The new look and feel of Blackboard Ultra is clean and contemporary. Through simplified icons and a consistent visual design, the base navigation feels modern and innovative.

Blackboard Ultra on a smartphone

The overall navigation is designed to be fully responsive on a mobile device and to display consistently across devices. That means you will have an excellent experience when you log into Blackboard directly in the browser on your mobile device. Note that courses using the Original course view may be only partly mobile-responsive, and using a computer is recommended for submitting assignments or tests in a course using the Original course view.

Blackboard Ultra Institution Page

The Institution Page includes information and helpful links for using Blackboard and other technologies for teaching. The information on this page is customized for you based on your teaching role. Students will see slightly different information to help them be successful. Learn more about the Institution Page »

instructor profile in Blackboard Ultra

Your Blackboard Profile lets you customize the information students see about you in your Blackboard courses. Edit your profile to add an image to represent you, add contact information, and modify your notification settings. Your profile image appears on course content pages, rosters, discussions, messages, and in the Activity Stream. Learn more about editing your profile »  

blackboard ultra activity stream

On the Activity Stream, you can see what's new in all your courses and jump directly into course activities from the list! You don't need to dig through the system or miss submissions from students. You see a prioritized list of what's relevant to you, including updates to discussions, recent messages, and new student submissions to assessments. For a student, the Activity Stream also highlights upcoming or past due dates, newly added content, and recently posted grades. Learn more about the Activity Stream »

Blackboard Ultra Course Page

The new Courses page sorts your courses into a timeline so that you can focus on courses that are currently active. You can search for courses by name or filter the view. Courses you mark as a favorite will appear at the top of your course list, making it easy for you to access the courses you use most frequently. You can even make courses visible or hide them from students right from your Courses list. You can no longer reorder your course list; courses are listed in alphabetical order. Learn more about the Courses page »

email notification settings

Stay up-to-date on activity in your courses with updated notifications. You will receive a daily digest of activities in any of your courses, based on your configuration of what notifications are important to you. You can also customize the notifications you receive in your Activity Stream and disable email notifications. Learn more about Notification Settings »  

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