Finding your way around

Having logged into Blackboard, you will see its Ultra Base Navigation.

Links to the various parts of Blackboard are listed down the left hand side:

Institution Page

When you log into Blackboard, you will land on the Institution Page, a place for helpful links for more information.


View information about your account, upload a photo, edit your notification settings.



Activity Stream

See up to the minute updates across all your courses and organisations, including

  • Having access to a new course (eg at the start of a term)
  • A new announcement has been posted
  • New content has been added
  • New discussion board posts
  • A mark has been posted

Click an entry in the Activity Stream to be taken to the appropriate place on Blackboard.

Click the cog icon at the top right to set up your notifications.


View all the courses you are enrolled on. Those that have not yet been made available for you to view will be marked as Private.

Click the star button next to a course/organisation to mark it as a favourite so it will be listed at the top, for easy access.


Any calendar entries added to your courses will be collated here.


See provisional grades for work submitted to assignments in Blackboard.



Access global functions that are outside of your courses.