Notifications are divided into several categories, each of which corresponds roughly to a Blackboard Learn subsystem. This table lists those subsystems and the notifications that are generated for each.

Notification Categories
Category Notifications
Activity Increased  
Course Announcements Announcement Available
Assignments Assignment Available

Assignment Due

Assignment Needs Grading

Assignment Past Due

Blog Comment Posted

Blog Entry Edited

Blog Entry Posted

Blog Needs Grading

Unread Blog Posts

Calendar Calendar Events
Class Activity

Class Activity in Top 10%

Low Class Activity

No Recent Activity


Content Item Available

Item Due

Item Graded


Course/Organization Available

Course/Organization Message Received

Course/Organization Quota Soft Limits

Course Messages Course Message Received
Discussion Board

Discussion Board Forum Needs Grading

Discussion Board Thread Needs Grading

Unread Discussion Board Messages

Unread Discussion Responses (Mobile)


Grade Below Threshold

Grade Dropped

Grade in Top 10%

Grade Increased

Grade Low or At Risk

Needs Reconciliation


Journal Comment Posted

Journal Entry Edited

Journal Entry Posted

Journal Needs Grading

Unread Journal Entries

Retention Center Retention Center Rule Details

SCORM Content Item Available

SCORM Content Item Due

SCORM Content Item Graded

SCORM Content Item Needs Grading

SCORM Content Item Past Due

Student Activity

Student Activity Available

Student Grade Data Available

Students Falling Behind

Students Falling Behind and Absent

Students Falling Behind and Failing

Students Falling Behind, Absent and Failing

Surveys Survey Available

Survey Due

Survey Overdue

Survey Submitted
Tests Test Available

Test Due

Test Needs Grading

Test Overdue

Wiki Comment Posted

Wiki Entry Edited

Wiki Entry Posted

Wiki Needs Grading