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Blackboard Learn produces timely notifications of what is happening in users' courses, including new content, surveys, and due dates for tests and assignments.

The notification system is a framework for the delivery of notifications to Blackboard Learn users. When an event occurs in the system—such as an assignment is created, a survey is submitted, or a test is overdue—the system automatically creates the appropriate notifications. This requires no action by the instructor.

Once generated, notifications are immediately visible to users within Learn on My Blackboard's Updates and Posts pages and in course home page modules. Notifications also display in Notification Dashboard modules if your institution licenses community engagement. The system can also distribute notifications by email and other distribution mechanisms, such as SMS and Text-to-Voice if they are configured on the system.

Within the parameters set by the institution, individual users can configure which notifications they receive and choose how they want to receive their notifications.