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My Blackboard

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Overview

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.

Global Navigation and My Blackboard (3:40)

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Access the Global Navigation Menu and My Blackboard

Access My Blackboard from the global navigation menu by clicking the arrow next to your name in the at the top of any page.

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My Blackboard Tools

 
Tools Description
gn_my_Bb 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.  Bb Home also shows a preview of your unread messages.
gn_calendar Calendar:  Review everything you have due and be reminded of when you need to complete it.  To learn more, see Calendar [7].
gn_activity_stream 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.  The latest posts by the people and spaces you follow also appear.
gn_updates 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 [8].
gn_my_grades 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 [9].
gn_home Home
gn_help 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.

 
Tools Description
gn_profile Profile:  Define your personal identity to share with those in your academic network.  Click this empty profile icon to upload your avatar.  To learn more, see Profiles [10].
gn_people People:  Find and interact with peers, classmates, and instructors.  To learn more, see People [11].
gn_messages Messages:  Message users outside of the course environment.  To learn more, see Messages [12].
gn_spaces Spaces:  Work and communicate collaboratively with others in your academic network.  To learn more, see Spaces [13].

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.

Social Learning Tools (4:17)

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