Blackboard Learn now delivers the information you need, the way you want it. With the new Ultra navigation, the most critical information from all your courses and organizations is right at your fingertips. With a modern design, time saving tools, and the ability to take action with one click – the Ultra navigation will help you save time and stay on top of what’s important.
First Time Login
Before you log into the new Blackboard server for the first time, we recommend clearing your browser cache. As a reminder, please make sure you are using either Firefox or Google Chrome, Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Blackboard.
The Institution Page is the go-to resource for Fort Hays State University. Find resources, useful links, and other important content related to Blackboard, Technology teaching tools, Forsyth Library and Tech Support.
Manage Profile / Notifications
In the list where your name appears, select your name to access your profile. Within your profile you can upload a profile picture, manage notifications like stream notifications on the Activity Steam, email notifications, and push notifications on the Blackboard App.
Activity Stream allows you to see what’s new in all your courses and jump directly into course activities from the list. The activity can be filtered through Show All, Assignments and Tests, Grades and Feedback. You also have the ability to control the stream notifications though notifications settings. More information about Activity Steam here.
Courses & Organizations
On the Courses page, you can access all your courses. All your courses, including past courses, will show up under current courses. However, you have the ability to filter the courses by semester. Each course card lists the course title and instructor. If a course has multiple instructors, select Multiple Instructors for a list and More info to see the course ID. More information about course here.
Organizations that were once found under the Community tab, will now be found under the Organizations tab.
Please note messages are not the same as email. Messages can only be found within Blackboard. If you are wanting to send an email, you can do so through Qwickly which can be found under the Tools tab or use the send email within your course.
Use the calendar to keep track of upcoming assignments, events, and other due dates. The global calendar displays dates from multiple courses in one location. You can view events by day, week, or month. You can view and organize upcoming and past events into categories. More information about Calendar here.
Student’s grades are organized by course name and term in alphabetical order. Select any item in any course to view details. Next to the name of your course, you’ll find your overall grade. You can also click on view all work to expand the grades page.
The cross-course Blackboard tools that you’re familiar with are available under the Tools tab, such as Portfolios, Goals, Course Evaluations, FHSU Online BookStore, Hoonuit (previously known as Atomic Learning), and Qwickly tools.