Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for course events. The type of push notifications generated depend on whether you have the Blackboard Learn Original experience or Blackboard Learn Ultra experience.

Do I have the Original experience or the Ultra experience?

Push notifications for Original experience

Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for these events if your institution's system has the Original experience:

  • 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.

In certain conditions, the Blackboard app on iOS may receive additional notification types beyond the listed notification types. Android displays only the listed notification types.

Push notifications for Ultra experience

Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for these events if your institution's system has the Ultra experience:

  • New grades and feedback
  • Due date reminders
  • New content
    • Partial support for this push notification at this time. The push notification may appear, but users are unable to click through to the content. Full support for this push notification will be available in the app in the coming months.*

Turn on or change notification settings on your device

Select OK if your mobile device asks if you want to allow notifications for the Blackboard app.

You can change how your device displays notifications and turn them on or off.

  • iOS: Go to Settings. Select Notifications and locate Blackboard in the list of apps.
  • Android: Go to Settings. Locate Apps, select Blackboard, and tap Notifications.

Change push notifications in your Blackboard account

Too many push notifications? Log in to your Blackboard web account on your computer to change the types of notifications you receive.

If you  have the Original experience and you're unable to edit the mobile notifications, your school's Blackboard administrator has set them to be always on or always off.

Not receiving push notifications? Make sure you turn on notifications for your Blackboard web account AND on your mobile device.


*Statements regarding our product development initiatives, including new products and future product upgrades, updates or enhancements represent our current intentions, but may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice and there is no assurance that such offering, upgrades, updates or functionality will become available unless and until they have been made generally available to our customers.