Mobile: Notifications

Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for course events. Just swipe from the notification to view the content. You can tailor the notifications through your profile or through the App. 

Frequently asked questions

What kind of notifications can I get? (Original Courses)


Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for these events if your course is in the Original View.

  • Course announcements
  • Test available
  • Test due or past due
  • New grades
  • New content item
  • New course available
Push notifications are generated for course announcements but not system announcements. System announcements appear in the app's activity stream. System announcements may also show in Announcements within courses if the sender selected that option. When a lecturer changes a due date, a new Test Due push notification is generated. The push notification doesn't state that it's a changed due date.




What kind of notifications can I get? (Ultra Courses)


Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for these events if your course is in the Ultra View. You can select the types of Ultra push notifications you receive.

  • New content
  • Discussion posts and replies by your instructor
  • Discussion replies in a thread you authored
  • New grades and feedback
  • Due dates* for these content types only
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Manual grade columns
  • Additional due date reminders - you can set up more reminders for a specific number of days prior to due dates
*Due date push notifications always appear one day before the due date and can't be turned off like other push notification types. When a lecturer changes a due date, a new Test Due push notification is generated. The push notification doesn't state that it's a changed due date.




Can I customise my notifications?


Too many push notifications? You can customise which notifications are sent to your device. Not receiving push notifications? Make sure you turn on notifications for your Blackboard web account AND on your mobile device. You can change which events send push notifications to your device from the app or in the web view of Blackboard Learn. In the app's main menu, tap Settings. Select Push Notifications and set your preferences. Changes you make in the app are reflected in the web view of Blackboard Learn and vice versa.





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