Editing Profile and Notification Settings in Blackboard Ultra (Student View)


This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


You may edit your profile to modify how you appear to your classmates and instructors. Once you have logged into Blackboard, select your name from the left-hand menu.

Basic Information

The upper-left box will display your basic information.

Clicking on any of these choices will open a tab on the right side of the screen. From here, you may scroll through the options and modify any of the following:

  • First and last name
  • Name pronunciation
    • You may add the phonetic spelling of your name
    • There is also an option for you to record yourself saying your full name
  • Pronouns
  • Email address

Select “Done” when you are finished with your changes.

Lastly, you may click on the pencil icon over your profile picture to add your own image.

These changes will appear on your “Student Card” as previewed at the bottom of the screen on the right-hand menu. This card is visible to students and instructors across your courses.

Additional Information and Contact Information

Clicking on the “Additional Information” or “Contact Information” boxes on the left side of the page opens the same menu as mentioned previously. These items are not required to be filled in. From this menu, you can modify the following:

  • Gender
  • Prefix
  • Middle Name
  • Suffix
  • Student ID number
  • Birthday
  • Education level
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State/Province
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Country
  • Phone number

System Setting

The system settings menu appears on the right side of the screen and has three subcategories:


Under Blackboard Ultra’s current administrator settings, you will be unable to change the language from the default English option.

Privacy Settings

You will be able to choose who may view your profile information. Here are the options for this setting:

  • Only instructors
  • Anyone in your course
  • Anyone using Blackboard Ultra

Notification Settings

The Notification Settings area allows you to manage where Blackboard can send you notifications.

Under the “Activity Stream” section, users may select which items will appear in their activity stream as they are posted. Shown below are the default settings for this tab.

You may also control which course items will send you email notifications to your CMU account. Below are the default settings for which items will trigger email alerts. Under the settings below, you will receive one email at the end of the day summarizing your enrolled courses’ activity.

Lastly, you may modify what activity the Blackboard app notifies you about. The default settings are below; please note that under these settings, you will not receive any notifications via the app.



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