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Ultra Base Navigation Update

On the evening of May 6th, we’re updating Blackboard Learn to incorporate the new Ultra Base Navigation.  This new navigation has a sleek, modern look and feel and will save you time with simpler workflows and easier access to important information.

We’re sure you have questions, so let’s answer a few of those now:

What is the Ultra Base Navigation?

It is a modern, intuitive navigation menu that lives outside of courses. It includes links to new pages such as the Activity Stream, Calendar, Messages, etc. that provide quick access to the most critical information consolidated from all your courses. 

If you’ve been using the Blackboard App, you’ll already feel comfortable in Blackboard when you log in from a web browser!

What does this mean for me?

  • Your course experience will not change. They will look and operate exactly as they do now.
  • Starting May 7th, you will see the new navigation as soon as you log into Blackboard Learn.

How will this enhance your efficiency and experience?

  • Modern, intuitive user experience. You are going to enjoy this simple, intuitive, engaging user experience.
  • Works well on mobile devices. This navigation is designed to work well regardless of which device you’re using.
  • Aggregates important information. All your course and organization information – like calendar, messages, and grades – is now consolidated into one global view, minimizing the time spent navigating into each individual course.
  • Only one click away. See something that needs your attention? Just click on it and you will be taken directly there, minimizing clicks, and saving time.
  • Blackboard Assist – A new location in the left navigation providing a one-stop shop to quickly access links to other offices, services, and departments, right from in Blackboard!

Where can I find more information?

An Ultra Base Navigation brochure is attached for you to check out all the specific changes.   We also encourage you to check out a quick video tour to familiarize yourself with the new and improved Blackboard Learn!

We hope you enjoy the updated navigation and efficiency of the Ultra Base Navigation as we head into the Summer semester!

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