How to Add Message Notifications in Blackboard

If you use the Messages tool in all of your Blackboard classes, you can create a My Message notification which allows instant information concerning new messages within your courses.   So, you do not need to check unread messages in each course.

Note:  This does not work with the Email tool. 

  1. Log in to Blackboard.
  2. On the Blackboard entry page, click on the Add Module button in the upper left corner.
  3. From the new screen, scroll down to the “My Messages” option and click Add.
  4. Click the Home tab to come back to the Blackboard entry page.
  5. The “My Messages” module is added.   Click and drag it to desired location.  In the lower right-hand corner, there is unread message notification.

This image is for the tutorial steps 1 to 5.