Ultra-Based Navigation Tips and FAQ

    Announcing Ultra Base Navigation

    April 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Old Navigation (Left) vs Ultra Base Navigation (Right) When? 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…

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    Where are my Courses?

    March 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Courses are located on the Courses page. Simply click the Courses link to find your list of courses.

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    Where are My Communities?

    March 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Communities still exist in Ultra-Based Navigation. They are now called Organizations and can be found on the Organizations Page in the navigation menu of Blackboard.  

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    Introducing the Grades page

    March 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    The new Grades page enables instructors to see at-a-glance grade information across all courses. This enables you to see: The average grade for your courses. Courses with gradable items. The number of submissions for assignments and tests. Items that need grading. Assignments with missed submissions. You can find the Grades page by clicking the Grades…

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    What is the Activity Stream?

    March 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    The¬†Activity Stream captures up-to-the-minute activity across all of your courses. This gives Instructors the ability to access important events from one page rather than navigating course to course. Examples of curated events: Content you added to your courses, such as assignments and tests New blogs, journal entries, or wiki pages students added Student-submitted items that…

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    Introducing Blackboard Assist

    March 1, 2021 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    The new Blackboard Assist page provides students with a central location to access campus and online resources. From this page, students can navigate to various services offered by UAMS. Students and Faculty can access Blackboard Assist from the front page of Blackboard. Simply click Assist on the navigation menu.

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