Notifications

Notifications for all courses a user is enrolled in are compiled and appear on the Notifications Dashboard, which is available as a secondary tab to the right of the Blackboard@SU tab. The Notifications Dashboard is one of many ways users view notifications.

More on notifications

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Syracuse University controls the ability for users to view the Notifications Dashboard, to configure the notifications that appear on the page, and to receive email notifications.


 

Types of notification modules

By default, the Notifications Dashboard displays the following modules. Users can add more modules.

  • Needs Attention: Displays all items in a course that require some type of interaction. Instructors, teaching assistants (TAs), and graders see student submissions that need grading such as assignments, tests, surveys, blog and discussion board posts, and journal entries.TAs), and graders see student submissions that need grading such as assignments, tests, surveys, blog and discussion board posts, and journal entries.
  • Alerts: Displays past due and Retention Center alerts for all courses. Instructors, TAs, and graders see the users in each course who have past due items and who have generated Retention Center alerts.TAs, and graders see the users in each course who have past due items and who have generated Retention Center alerts.
  • What’s New: Displays a list of new items in all relevant courses and organizations. Instructors, TAs, and graders see new tests and assignments that have been submitted. They also see new discussion board posts, blog entries, journal entries, and course messages. Students see new posts, new course messages, new grades posted, and new content that is available.TAs, and graders see new tests and assignments that have been submitted. They also see new discussion board posts, blog entries, journal entries, and course messages. Students see new posts, new course messages, new grades posted, and new content that is available.
  • To Do: Displays the status (Past Due/Due) of relevant course work. Students see grade items that have listed due dates in two categories—what is past due and what is due in the future. Links to relevant course items are provided.