Modifying Course Message Notification Settings

This guide will allow users to modify their course message notification settings; in order to receive notifications outside of the Blackboard environment.

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 Updates icon. (The alarm clock icon

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 Updates icon. (The alarm clock icon)

Accessing Notification Settings, Part 2

Notification Settings Overview

Image of the Show/Hide Notifcations menu with the following icons: 1.Click on the Show/Hide Notifications button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.2.Click on the View Notifications Settings link.

To view and edit course message notification settings,

  1. Click on the Show/Hide Notifications button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the View Notifications Settings link.
Image of the Edit Notification Settings with the following annotations: 1.To change whether to receive individual email notifications or a daily email digest, 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 all 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.

You will now see a screen labeled Edit Notification Settings:

  1. To change course message notification settings for individual courses, click on the course you wish to modify under Edit Individual Course Settings.
  2. To change course message 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.
  3. To modify course message notification settings for individual organizations, click on the link for the organization under Edit Individual Notification Settings.

Editing Individual Course or Organization Settings

Image of the Edit Individual course setting with the following annotations: 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 Interface4.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.

After selecting a course or organization, you will see a screen similar to the one above. To modify message notification settings:

  1. Scroll down the list until you see an item labeled Course Message Received, and ensure the checkboxes for Dashboard, Email, and Mobile are checked.
  2. When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.

Bulk Edit Notification Settings

Image of the Bulk Edit Notifications screen with the following annotations: 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 Interface8.Email: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable email messages for individual notifications9.Mobile: Use the checkboxes to enable or disable alerts for individual notifications within the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.10.When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.

The Bulk Edit Notifications settings allow you to modify course message 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. Scroll down the list until you see an item labeled Course Message Received, and ensure the checkboxes for Dashboard, Email, and Mobile are checked.
  6. When finished, click the Submit button to save your changes.