Push notifications pop up on your mobile device for course events. Just swipe from the notification to view the content. 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?

Turn on or change notification display 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.

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. 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.

    Change the types of push notifications you receive

    Too many push notifications? You can customize 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.

    Original experience

    If your school has the Original experience, log in to your Blackboard web account on your computer. You can't change push notifications from the app.

    Original experience web view: change push notification settings

    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.

    Ultra experience

    You can change which events send push notifications to your device from the app or in the web view of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience.

    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.

    Ultra experience web view: change push notification settings