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Updates Tool

This information applies only to the Original experience. Your institution controls which tools are available.

On the Updates page, you see notifications for each course and organization you're enrolled in or teach.

To access the Updates page, access the menu next to your name in the page header. The My Blackboard menu opens. Select the Updates icon.

If prompted, you must accept the terms of service and provide an email address before you can use this tool for the first time.

The Updates page

  1. Browse all notifications.
  2. View notifications by course.
  3. Open a notification's menu to take action.
  4. Select the notification types you want to show. If you hide a notification on the Updates page, the notification isn't removed from your system-wide notification settings.

How long do updates last?

Posts stay in My Blackboard for seven days. Grades stay in My Blackboard for as long as you have access to your courses. For updates, your institution controls how long notifications stay in My Blackboard. You can dismiss an update after you view it.