Global Navigation and My Blackboard (New!)

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014 09:28AM PDT
Everything you need to access for your Blackboard experience is located in one convenient location.  The new global navigation and My Blackboard provides you with quick and easy access to critical and timely information regarding your courses and students.

From Global Navigation, you can see how you your students are doing in each of your courses, view grades, be reminded of assignments that are due, review submitted work, read discussions posts, and much more.

When users first log in to Blackboard, they see an overlay that highlights the new features. After the first login, when users click on the My Blackboard navigation link, a drop-down menu appears. 

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New components of global navigation include:

  • User Menu: Provides access to settings that previously were accessed through My Places. My Places has been eliminated. Home and Help links reside here. 
  • My Blackboard: Provides icons and links to various areas of Blackboard. The icons signal the presence of new information, such as new messages and new posts. 
  • My Blackboard Posts: Aggregates posts and comments from blogs, journals, wikis, and discussion boards in courses (and organizations for clients who license Community).
  • My Blackboard Updates: Aggregates all notifications that users have elected to receive.
  • My Blackboard GradesDisplays recent grades for all courses users are enrolled in.