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Check Out the New Blackboard

 Here are some new features of Blackboard, as well as some tips to make your experience better. 

Official University Email Address is Used

Your email address in Blackboard now coincides with your preferred university email, as selected in  This change coincides with policy UNIV 1.52. If you wish to change your preferred univsity email address, visit this knowledge article.  

Courses Listings 

The global Courses link on the main menu lists all of your courses in alphabetical order by name. If you change the view to Grid view using the toggle button in the upper left side of the screen you can make a few modifications. (To change to Grid view, click the box with four squares instead of the box with three lines.) You can then:
      Favorite your current courses so they appear at the top of the screen. Click on the little star to the right of the course name in the List view to “Favorite” the course. (In Grid view, the star is on the bottom of the course card.) The star will turn purple and the course will go to the top of the screen.
     See the Course ID - you must click ‘More Info’ in the List View. The Grid view shows the course ID by default.

Recommended Browsers

The recommended browsers are Chrome and Firefox. Internet Explorer is no longer supported; Safari and Edge are not recommended.  

Navigation in Blackboard

To return to the menu, click on X in the upper left corner of the active layer.

Update Your Bookmark

If you have a bookmark to Blackboard stored on your computer, please update it to ensure you have access to all the new features. Simply clear your cache, close your browser, and navigate to Add a new bookmark and you’re done.

Get Help

Visit the DoIT Service Portal and select the following Knowledge base article: Ultra Base Navigation Menu in Blackboard. Call the Service Desk at 803-777-1800 between the hours of 8 a.m.  tp 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, if you have additional questions.


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