Blackboard Notification Settings - Customization for Students

How to choose which course's messages you see, as well as when & how you receive them. 

Your instructor may elect to use Blackboard Notifications to keep you up to date about your class. You can find out about any schedule changes (such as class cancellations) as they occur, be informed of changes to important due dates and exams, and keep up with participatory content, such as group projects that require your attention. You can choose what types of notifications you want to see, and even specify different preferences in the settings of each individual course. Here are some instructions for how students can change, or turn off entirely, the notifications they receive from any one (or all) of their classes:


Edit General Settings

This section allows you to edit the general notification settings, such as email format (individual message as they occur, or collected into one longer daily email) and reminder schedule (with due dates for courses and organizations). 


Edit An Individual Course's Notification Settings

Here you can change your notification settings for each course separately.

Instructional screenshot with numbered steps for turning off Blackboard notifications.

1. Log in to Blackboard, and click the arrow next to your name (in the top right corner).
2. From the drop-down menu, click 'Settings' to expand it.
3. Click 'Edit Notification Settings'. This will open/bring you to a new page.
4. Locate the header that says 'Edit Individual Course Settings'. The courses in which you are currently enrolled will be listed here. Click the name of any course to edit its notification settings.
5. This will bring you to a page titled 'Current Notification Setting: (Course Name)'. Uncheck the box next to 'On/Off' to toggle/select all notifications for the class, or individually select what you would like to be notified about, and how you would like to receive the notification (which medium).
6. Once you are happy with the/your selection, click 'Submit' to save your settings.

You can find more information, as well as instructions for further customization of your notification settings, on the Blackboard help page.


Bulk Edit Notification Settings

This section allows you to review and change the notification settings for multiple courses -and- organizations at once.


Edit Individual Organization Settings

Here you can change your notification settings for each organization separately.



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Article ID: 92702
Tue 11/19/19 12:10 PM
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