Blackboard Navigation and Settings

In June 2019, Blackboard will be updated with a new look and base navigation. Review these resources to learn more.

Using the Base Navigation

When you are logged into Blackboard, you are taken to the institution page and base navigation menu with links to resources or tools. Review the linked resources below to learn more.

Adjusting Your Notification Settings

You can recieve stream, email, and push notifications through settings you customize on your Blackboard Profile page. See Notification Settings page and the following video for details.


Customizing Your Profile

You may customize your Blackboard profile with an avatar image. This image will appear to your instructor and classmates when you use the discussion board, blog, wiki, or journal tools in a course. To learn how this is done, please see the Profile tutorial or watch this video:


Using the Courses Page

Once you are enrolled in courses, you will see them populate the Courses page. This page contains tools to search, filter, and favorite courses for easy locating. Courses that are unavailable to students are marked as "Private". Instructors make courses available to students by their official start date listed in INFOnline. Semester courses that you have taken will appear in Blackboard for a maximum duration of seven years. You may use the filter tools to view only your "open" courses to shorten your list.


Understanding Your Course's Navigation

Instructors create and manage their online course content. Each course includes a main menu on the left side of the page. The main menu will include content such as Announcements, Syllabus, Discussion, Instructor Information, and the My Grades area. The main menu can be collapsed to the left-side of the screen to give priority to course material displayed to the right. Students can show or hide the course menu using these instructions.

Example Course Menu