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My Blackboard and Navigation

Everything you need for your Blackboard experience is in one convenient location. My Blackboard provides you with quick and easy access to critical and timely information regarding your institution, courses, and fellow classmates. From My Blackboard, you can view how you are doing in each of the courses you are enrolled in, view grades, be reminded of assignments that are due, and much more.

Your institution may not allow you to change your personal information, password, or settings through Blackboard Learn. Because Blackboard Learn often shares data with other systems on campus, such as the registrar's office, it may be necessary to ensure that your information is the same everywhere. In this case, your institution will have a different way to change your information. To learn more, contact your institution.

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Access the Global Navigation Menu and My Blackboard

At the top of any page, click the arrow next to your name to access My Blackboard and the global navigation menu.

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My Blackboard Tools

My Blackboard Tools
Tools Description
Image illustrating associated text Bb Home: Gives you an overview of the items that are due and recently graded. Move your mouse pointer over View to reveal your grade. Bb Home displays the five most recent activities relevant to you.

If your institution has turned on messages, Bb Home shows a preview of your unread messages.

calendar icon Calendar: Review everything you have due and be reminded of when you need to complete it. To learn more, see Calendar.
activity stream icon Posts: Displays the posts made in the last seven days in the courses and organizations you are enrolled in and follow. For example, you can see when a classmate submits a blog post in your course.

If your institution has turned on the people and spaces tools, the latest posts by the people and spaces you follow also appear.

updates icon Updates: Review a list of notifications alerting you to important events and information. For example, you can see when an assignment has been graded. To learn more, see Updates.
my grades icon My Grades: View your grades for each assignment, test, or activity in all of your courses. Sort the grades by date or course. To learn more, see My Grades.
home icon Home
help icon Help: Go to Behind the Blackboard for manuals, tutorials, and more.

My Blackboard Social Community

Identity and presence are an important part of participation in learning activities. With My Blackboard's social learning tools, you can create an online identity, find and connect with other users, and engage in group and peer collaboration.

If you do not see any of these tools, your institution has not turned them on.

My Blackboard Social Community
Tools Description
profile icon Profile: Define your personal identity to share with those in your academic network. After you upload your image, it replaces the empty profile icon. To learn more, see Profiles.
people icon People: Find and interact with peers, classmates, and instructors. To learn more, see People.
messages icon Messages: Message users outside of the course environment. To learn more, see Messages.
spaces icon Spaces: Work and communicate collaboratively with others in your academic network. To learn more, see Spaces.

Watch this video to see how you can interact with your academic community in a more informal and social way, all while keeping your academic life separate from your personal life.