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Student Success Guide

Welcome to Blackboard Ultra!

Welcome to a user-friendly, modern learning experience! 

Upon logging into Blackboard Ultra, you will see a fresh look and feel. Plus, you’ll be able to quickly access the latest, most critical information from across all of your courses and organizations. Inside the courses, Blackboard Ultra provides a simple, streamlined course experience using a responsive, mobile-friendly interface.


If you are in a traditional course, watch the video below for a tour!

If you are in a Competency-Based Education (CBE) course, watch the video below for a tour!

Blackboard Ultra: Tips for Success!

Tip #1: Stay Connected

Set up your profile with a picture or image.

Review your Global Notification Settings to customize your Activity Stream.

Check your messages.

Add your instructors to your phone/email contacts.

Tip #2: Know What's Due

Review the Course Syllabus.

Check the Activity Stream.

Review the Course Calendar.

Review the Course Announcements.

Know the supported file types.

Tip #3: Check Your Grades

Look for Activity Stream notifications.

Review the gradebook.

View the Details & Information pane for an assignment.