The menu bars at the top and left of the course page are what you use to navigate the course content, including course information, announcements posted by the instructor, as well as course readings and assignments that you need to complete. Students who are able to navigate Blackboard Ultra are able to manage course deliverables and complete submissions in a timely manner.
Top Navigation Bar
The top navigation bar will be visible in Blackboard Ultra courses. The seven menu items are important to note, since these will be the same in all Blackboard courses and guide you to information that is necessary for your semester's journey.
You can send and receive email messages to other members of the course, and also receive messages from your instructors by clicking on the Messages tab. Unlike announcements, new messages do not pop up when you open the course. If you have an unread message(s), you will see a colored number icon appear next to the Messages tab in the top menu bar.
If your instructor uses groups in Blackboard, you can view and send messages to your other group members, and access group assignments under the Groups tab.