Activity Stream

See a bird's eye view of activities from all your courses, including student submissions and due dates, and jump directly into course activities from the list.

On this page:

Overview of Activity Stream

Screen shot of the Activity Stream page in Ultra Base Navigation.
  • See what's due and what needs your attention in your courses.
  • Filter options include Show All, Assignments and Tests, and Grades and Feedback.
  • Click on the entry's course name to go to the course home page.
  • Click on the entry's item name (e.g., Due, New submission, Added) to get more information about that item.
  • Set your preferences for activity stream, email and push notifications.

Video Overview

Overview of the Activity Stream page. Step-by-step instructions are also available on this webpage.

Changing Stream Notification Settings

You can also change notification settings on your profile page.

  1. Click on the Stream notifications link in the Global Notification Settings section. A new drawer slides out from the right.
  2. Choose which notifications you would like to appear on the Activity Stream page. Options include:
    • Institution announcements.
    • Course and organization announcements.
    • New content.
      • Assignment added.
      • Content added.
    • New gradable item.
    • Grades need reconcilliation.
    • Performance alerts:
      • If activity data is available, identify those who are participating or may need help.
      • If grade data is available, compare grades with activity levels.
      • Number falling behind.
      • Number falling behind and absent.
      • Number falling behind and failing.
      • Number falling behind, absent and failing.
    • New discussion.
    • New calendar event.
    • New course or organization.
    • Blog activities (entries posted, entries edited and comments posted).
    • Journal activities (entries posted, entries edited and comments posted).
    • Wiki activities (entries posted, entries edited and comments posted).
  3. Click Save.

Changing Email Notification Settings

You can also change notification settings on your profile page.

  1. Click on the Email notifications link in the Global Notification Settings section. A new drawer slides out from the right.
  2. Choose the frequency of the notifications:
    • Email me right away.
    • Email me once a day.
  3. Select the items to include in the notification email:
    • New gradable items.
    • New messages.
    • New discussion messages.
    • New content added.
    • New and upcoming due dates.
    • Past due items.
    • New courses available.
  4. Click Save.

Changing Push Notification Settings

Push notifications require the installation of the Blackboard Instructor app (iOS, Android) on your mobile device.

You can also change notification settings on your profile page.

  1. Click on the Push notifications link in the Global Notification Settings section. A new drawer slides out from the right.
  2. Choose which activities to push to the mobile app. Notifications for due dates always appear in the app.
    • New content and discussions.
    • New discussion responses.
  3. Click Save. A new drawer slides out from the right.