April 1, 2021

Announcing Ultra Base Navigation

Old Navigation vs Ultra Base Navigation

Old Navigation (Left) vs Ultra Base Navigation (Right)


May 16th at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, UAMS Blackboard will upgrade to a new navigation experience.

What does this mean for me?

  • Your courses will not change. They will look and operate exactly as they do now
  • Starting May 16th at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM you will see a refined user navigation experience. (The MyCourse, MyCommunities, Library, Student Success, Classroom Schedule, and Help tabs will be replaced with a new navigation interface).
  • There may be a brief period where you cannot log in during the update

How will this enhance efficiency and experience?

  • Modern, intuitive user experience. Simple, intuitive, and 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 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.

Learn more about the new navigation menu

Ultra Navigation Menu

The new Ultra Base Navigation menu

Please take a look at the following resources to learn more about Ultra Base Navigation.

Resources for Instructors

Resources for Students