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Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation - Student Getting Started

What Does This Mean for Me?

As a student you shouldn’t need to do anything when you login into Blackboard for the Spring 2022 semester.  You will notice that Blackboard has been updated to Ultra Base Navigation. If you have trouble finding your courses, configuring your Activity Stream, or anything else, please refer to Blackboard’s Ultra Base Navigation Info for Students or contact the IT Help Desk.
Student Resources:
Student Video (4:31mins)

Getting Started


In the Blackboard Base Navigation, all users have a profile page that appears in the base navigation. Users select their names to access their personal information and settings.
  • Profile picture: Upload a picture to replace the generic silhouette.
  • Basic Information: Update your personal information.
  • Password: Change your system password. (*Please note you cannot change your password in the NDUS instance of Blackboard Base Navigation.)
  • Global Notification Settings: Set up notifications for course activities.
To learn more about updating your profile view the Blackboard Profile website
Screenshot of student profile example.\

Notification Settings

Configure your Notifications, including the Stream notifications, Email, SMS, and Push notification features according to your preferences.

Screenshot of notification settings.

Activity Stream

See up-to-the-minute activity stream to quickly access the most important information consolidated from all your courses.

You can click "show all" in the top right corner for all course notifications.


No changes to how you access your courses. You can navigate to your courses with the ability to search, filter, and favorite them. You can also view your course page as a list or a grid.

The courses button is on the left dashbar.


See your grades for all of your courses in one place and, if desired, you can dig down into the details right from here.
The grades button is on the right dashbar.

Keywords:Ultra Base Navigation, UBN, Blackboard, students,   Doc ID:114580
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-10-29 12:11 CSTUpdated:2022-01-27 08:38 CST
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