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The Ultra notification system is always on. You cannot disable notifications altogether, but you can choose which notifications you receive about activity in all your Original and Ultra courses:

  • Activity stream: Choose which activities appear on your Stream page.
  • Email: If you want to receive email notifications, add an email address to your profile page. Then, choose how often and which activities you want to receive notifications for.
  • SMS: If you want to receive SMS text messages on your mobile phone, add a phone number to your profile page. Then, choose how often and which activities you want to receive notifications for.
  • Push notifications: If you want to receive push notifications, choose how often and which activities you want to receive notifications for. Messages pop up on your mobile device if  you have the mobile app installed.

Organization activities won’t trigger email notifications.

Tell Me

  1. Click on the Activity Stream page located beneath your name in the left sidebar navigation.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the page to open the Notification Settings panel. 



  3. Select the tab for the notifications you wish to modify: Stream, Email, or Push.



Notification Types

Stream: Check or uncheck the boxes for the notifications you want or don't want to see.

Email: Choose whether Blackboard will email you right away or once a day. Clear all the check boxes if you don't want to receive emails about the activities in the list.

Push: Choose which push notifications you want to receive via mobile app about activity in all your Original and Ultra courses.

SMS/Text: Choose whether you want to receive notifications about new grades and feedback and/or new messages. Clear all the check boxes if you don't want to receive SMS text messages about the activities in the list. 

If you have added your mobile number to your profile, you will also see a setting for SMS/Text. 

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