After users log in, the activity stream is the first page students, instructors, and administrators see by default.

Users can see what's due and what needs their attention in their courses. Items are sorted into Important, Upcoming, Today, and Recent categories. Users can jump directly into course activities from the list!

You can change the page users visit first after they log in. Activity from both the Ultra and Original Course Views appear in the stream.

Configure the activity stream

You don't need to maintain the activity stream or manage settings. The system populates the stream with information from all courses that users are enrolled in. The tool is always on in the base navigation in the Ultra experience. You can't turn it off.

Users can configure their own activity streams on a limited basis. Due dates always show in the activity stream, but users can show or hide some activity types. All users can select the activity stream's Stream Settings icon to open the Notifications Settings panel.

More on what instructors see in the activity stream

More on what students see in the activity stream

Institution notifications

You can create institution announcements right from the activity stream. Institution announcements show in the Today section of the activity stream.

More on creating notifications

You can't show an announcement at login at this time.

Personal notifications

Notifications are always on for the Ultra experience. Users can choose which notifications they receive in the activity stream, by email, and by SMS text message. Text-to-voice message notifications aren't available at this time.

More on choosing stream and email notifications

More on configuring notifications in Blackboard Learn SaaS

Video: Activity Stream

Watch a video about the activity stream

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Video: Activity Stream shows how to access the activity stream and which items appear.

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