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What Are Notifications?

Users can select to receive email notifications for updated, impending, or created items. Users can access their own notification settings by clicking on their name in the top right hand corner of the Blackboard page, after a user logs in.

  1.  Click on Settings.
    Settings Option

  2. Click on Edit Notification Settings
    Edit Notifcation Settings option

General Notification Settings

This page displays:
Edit General Settings: Defines the general notification settings such as email format and reminder schedule for courses and organizations.

Edit Individual Course Settings: Displays the current notification settings for courses in which a user is enrolled. Changes to the notification settings for a specific course can be made.

Bulk Edit Notification Settings: Select a set of courses or organizations to update and change the notification settings for them in one step.

Edit Individual Organization Settings: Displays the current notification settings for organizations in which a user is enrolled. Changes to the notification settings for a specific organization can be made.
 

Edit Notification Settings
 

Choose Email Notification Type

A user may elect to receive an email message for each notification, or may elect to receive a daily digest email that contains information about all of the notifications for that day. The user will set the time for the daily digest.
Individual: Email messages are sent for each notification.

Daily Digest: All notifications are collected and sent in a daily digest to that user. Set the time to Send Daily Email Digest.

General Settings
 

Decide Upon Notifications and Email Notifications

All Dashboard Notification Types, by default are turned ON.
All Email Notification types, by default, are turned OFF.

Current Notifcation Setting

About the Notifications Dashboard

The notifications dashboard is available as a sub tab of the Blackboard @ SU

Blackboard at SU tab

The Notifications Dashboard contains four basic modules that give information to users based on their enrollment and their role in the system. Users with multiple enrollments will receive information in modules for all their classes and organizations. Users can navigate to individual items to take action.

For all users, each Course contains a Notification Dashboard specific to that Course.

The page displays these modules:
Needs Attention: Displays all items in a course that require some type of interaction. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see assignments, tests, and surveys that have been submitted.

Alerts: Displays past due and early warning notifications for all courses. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see the users in each course that have past due items and who have generated early warning messages. Links are provided to email students and view early warning system rules. Students see any assignments, tests, or other items that are past due and any early warning messages received.

What's New: Displays a list of new items in all relevant courses and organizations. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see any new assignments that have been submitted, tests that have been submitted, new discussion board posts. Students see new discussion board posts, new grades posted, new content that is available.

To Do: Displays the status (Past Due/Due) of relevant course work and tasks. Students see any grade items that have listed due dates in two categories, what is past due and what is due in the future. Links to relevant course items are provided.

Mobile Column

There is a column for mobile in the notifications settings. This controls a yet to be released feature that will push notifications to your phone. For now this option has no effect even if enabled.

Mobile Column Notifcation Settings
 

Sources and Relevant Links

Sending Notifications

Edit Notification Settings