BU Blackboard Ultra

Blackboard Learn: Top 5 New Features

The new Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation offers a more modern, intuitive navigation that provides quick access to the most critical information from across all courses. It creates a more engaging, efficient, and enjoyable experience for students and instructors, while keeping the same original course view that you’re used to. Here are 5 new areas to explore within the new navigation.

page2image56459680Activity Stream

Use the Activity Stream to access the consolidated information from all your courses. You can see what’s new in all your courses and jump directly into course activities from the list. You don’t need to dig through the system or miss submissions important updates. You see a prioritized list of what’s relevant to you.


Search your Courses and apply filters. Once you find your most important classes, click the star to favorite them.

page3image56527712Filter or search your list. Use the Filter menu to modify your view of the page. Your filtered list stays as you access courses. If you navigate to another page, all courses show again. Use the search function to find courses on the current page.

Browse by term. Move to past, current, and upcoming courses. If you teach a lot of courses, you can choose how many appear on each page. At the bottom of the list, you’ll find a page selector to navigate through long lists.

View your favorites quickly. If you access a course frequently, you can select the star icon to add it to your favorites so it appears at the top of the list. No more scrolling! You can select the star icon again to remove a course from your favorites.