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Global Navigation

The global navigation area provides quick access to various information in Bb. Students can use global navigation to see activity for each of the courses they are enrolled in, view grades, and be reminded of assignments that are due.

global navigation

You can also set Bb to display in High Contrast by clicking on the "Settings" option at the bottom of the global navigation window.

Tools Description
Image illustrating associated text Bb Home: Gives an overview of the items that are due and recently graded. Bb Home displays the five most recent activities relevant to you. Also see a preview of your unread messages.
Calendar: See due dates and tasks for courses you are associated with. To learn more, see Blackboard's Calendar documentation.
Posts: Displays the posts made in the last seven days in the courses and organizations you are enrolled in and follow. For example, you can see when a classmate submits a blog post in your course.
Updates: Review a list of notifications alerting you to important events and information. For example, you can see when an assignment has been graded. To learn more, see Updates.
My Grades: Students can use this to view grades for each assignment, test, or activity in all of their courses. Sort the grades by date or course. To learn more, see My Grades.
Retention Center: Instructors can use this to get a quick view of student activity in all of their courses. To learn more, see Retention Center.
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