Modifying Notification Settings

This guide will allow instructors to modify notification settings for occurrences in Blackboard. Users can choose to receive email notifications for changes, either in the form of individual messages or as a daily digest.

Accessing Notification Settings, Part 1

Image of the Personal Dashboard in Blackboard with the following items: 1.Click on your name in the upper right hand corner.2.Click on the Settings option3.Click on the option labeled Edit Notification Settings

To edit your notification settings in Blackboard, log into Blackboard

  1. Click on your name in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click on the Settings option
  3. Click on the option labeled Edit Notification Settings

Editing Notification Settings

You will now see a screen labeled Edit Notification Settings:

  1. To change reminders for all courses and organizations, click on Edit General Settings.
  2. To change notification settings for individual courses, click on the course you wish to modify under Edit Individual Course Settings.
  3. To change notification settings for multiple courses, select the appropriate link under Bulk Edit Notification Settings. You will be able to modify notification settings for courses you are an instructor, student, etc.
  4. To modify notification settings for individual organizations, click on the link for the organization under Edit Individual Notification Settings.

Editing General Settings

The General Settings options allows users to modify email settings for courses or organizations, as well as due date notifications.

General Settings: Courses:

  1. Email Settings: Select whether to receive individual messages or daily email digests for course updates.
  2. Send Due Date Reminders: Select No if you do not want to receive reminders.  If you want to receive reminders, select Yes, and enter the number of days before the due date you wish to receive reminders.

General Settings: Organizations:

  1. Email Settings: Select whether to receive individual messages or daily email digests for course updates.
  2. Send Due Date Reminders: Select No if you do not want to receive reminders.  If you want to receive reminders, select Yes, and enter the number of days before the due date you wish to receive reminders.
  3. When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.

Editing Individual Course or Organization Settings

After selecting a course or organization, you will see a screen similar to the one above:

  1. On/Off: Check the checkboxes in this column to turn notifications for each item on or off.
  2. Notification: A list of events that generate notifications will appear in this column.
  3. Dashboard: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable notifications within the Blackboard Interface
  4. Email: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable email alerts to your UT email account.
  5. Mobile: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable alerts for individual notifications within the Blackboard Student or Instructor app.
  6. When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.

Bulk Edit Notification Settings

The Bulk Edit Notifications settings allow you to modify notification settings for multiple courses, or for all courses.

  1. Select Course: Select All to modify the notification settings for all courses you are teaching or taking as a student, or select Selected to modify settings for selected courses.
  2. If you chose Selected, under Items to Select, select the courses from the left.
  3. Click on the arrow button pointing to the right to select courses.
  4. The selected courses will then be moved to the column to the right, labeled Selected Items.
  5. On/Off: Check the checkboxes in this column to turn notifications for each item on or off.
  6. Notification: A list of events that generate notifications will appear in this column.
  7. Dashboard: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable notifications within the Blackboard Interface
  8. Mobile: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable alerts for individual notifications within the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.
  9. Email: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable alerts for individual notifications  to your email account
  10. When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.