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Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) - Instructor Getting Started

What Does This Mean For Me?

As you update your Blackboard courses for the Spring 2022 semester, if you have trouble finding your courses, configuring your Activity Stream, or anything else, please refer to Blackboard’s Ultra Base Navigation help or contact the IT Help Desk. 

Instructor Resources - The Blackboard resources are "subject to change for the NDUS Blackboard and UBN".

Instructor Video (1:55)

Getting Started

From the moment you log in, you have access to core features in the menu where your name appears. You can easily return to the menu from wherever you are—even if you're in a course. The menu peeks from behind the other layers you have open. When you select any link from the menu, you see a global view across all your courses.


You can view and set up your profile. Please note in the NDUS instance of Blackboard you are unable to change your password here because of our unique duo login. 
Screenshot of Profile

Notification Settings

Set up notifications for your courses.

Notification settings example screenshot.

Activity Stream

See up-to-the-minute activity stream captures all the action in your courses.

You can click "show all" in the top-right corner.


No changes to how you create, modify, and delete courses. You can view the Courses page as a list or a grid.

Screenshot showing the courses tab.

Keywords:Blackboard Base Navigation, UBN, Blackboard, Faculty getting started,   Doc ID:114581
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-10-29 12:37 CSTUpdated:2022-01-27 08:31 CST
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