Blackboard Learn Upgrade to Base Navigation – Late Spring 2023
Blackboard will be upgraded from our current version, Learn, to Base Navigation on May 11, 2023. Base Navigation provides a modernized menu and some additional features for users, without changing your Blackboard courses.
Initially, this webpage will be used to provide basic upgrade details; however, we will continue to update this page during this transition to highlight features that will benefit all users. As always, your Blackboard Teams (Graduate, Online, & Professional Studies and Academic Technology) will be here to help answer your questions.
What do faculty and students need to do?
Nothing! The upgrade will happen on May 11. When you log in after that date, the Blackboard navigation will look different, but your courses will look and function the same as they do now. You may want to click through the new menu items (I.e., Institution Page, Courses, Activity Stream, etc.) to explore the new features, edit your profile, and get oriented to the new interface before the next semester starts.
How will this enhance the faculty and student experience?
The interface is modern, easy to use, and mobile-friendly. You can find information about your courses in one place.
Preview Base Navigation
- Overview for faculty: Video, Printable PDF
- Overview for students: Video, Printable PDF
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate, Online, & Professional Studies or Academic Technology Teams.
The Navigation Panel provides a persistent menu with access to your modules and course tools.
Blackboard Learn (the current version):
Blackboard Base Navigation (the upgrade coming on May 11, 2023):
Faculty Demos and Drop-In Sessions
All times are in Eastern Time.
Virtual Demos of Base Navigation
Participate in a 20-minute demo of Base Navigation followed by Q&A. No registration is required; we’ll send reminders as the dates get closer.
- April 12: 11:00am – 11:30am Zoom Link
- April 18: 2:00pm – 2:30pm Zoom Link
- April 25: 11:00am – 11:30am Zoom Link
- April 27: 11:00am -11:30am Zoom Link
Virtual Drop-in Sessions
Drop in anytime during these 1-hour open sessions to get your questions answered. No registration is required; we’ll send reminders as the dates get closer.