How Do I Set Up Notifications?

General Notification Settings

  • From the menu next to your name in the page header, select
    “Settings” and then select “Edit Notifications Settings.”
  • On the Edit Notification Settings page, select “Edit General Settings.”
  • On the General Settings page, you can choose to receive an email
    for each notification or a daily digest email that compiles all of the
    notifications for that day.
    • Individual Messages: Emails are sent for each notification. Note
      that the number of unread discussion messages, blog posts,
      and journal entries are always sent as daily digest emails.
    • Daily Email Digest: All notifications are collected and sent once
      a day at a time set by your institution.
  • Select “Yes” to set due date reminders for notifications and choose
    the number of days before the due date you want to be notified. This
    email reminder is sent as a digest email or as individual emails,
    based on the option you select.
  • Select “Submit.”

Method and Timing of Notifications

You can choose the types of notifications you receive and how
they’re delivered to you.

There’s a long list of delivery options.
  • From the menu next to your name in the page header, select
    “Settings” and then select “Edit Notification Settings.”
  • On the Edit Notification Settings page, select the link for “Courses I
    am taking” or “Courses I am teaching” in the Bulk Edit Notification
    Settings section to change notification settings for all courses at once.
    Or, you can make selections for individual courses. Select a course
    name in the Edit Individual Course Settings section. The Current
    Notification Settings page appears and provides the same options.
  • On the Change Settings page, check that your Notification
    Destinations are correct. You can make changes in your Personal
  • In the Settings section, choose how your notifications are delivered.
    Select the checkbox at the top of a column to receive all of your
    chosen notifications the same way. Clear the box for any notification
    that you don’t want to receive.
  • Dashboard: By default, all notification types appear in My
    Blackboard’s Updates and Posts pages and in course home
    pages. They also appear in the Notifications Dashboard if your
    institution has access to the community engagement features.
  • Mobile: This column appears if your institution has enabled the
    Blackboard app or the Blackboard Instructor app. Choose
    which push notifications you want to appear on your mobile
    device. Push notifications appear on your device’s screen even
    if you don’t open the app.

    You can receive these notifications:
  • Announcement Available
  • Content Item Available
  • Course or Organization Available
  • Item Graded
  • Test Available
  • Test Due
  • Test Overdue
  • Email, SMS, and text-to-voice: Email, SMS, and text-to-voice
    notification messages are sent with the information you provided in
    your personal information.
  • Select “Submit.”