Instructors can change email notification settings by:

Step 1: Go to the Global Navigation Menu by clicking on the down arrow next to your name in the top right hand corner of the screen

Open Global Nav Menu

Step 2: Select “Settings”

Go to settings in the open global nav menu

Step 3: Click on “Edit Notifications Settings”

select edit notification settings in the open global nav menu

Step 4: Click on “Courses I am teaching” link under Bulk Edit Notification Settings

select course I am teaching

Step 5: Choose either radio button for either “All Courses” or “Selected”

Step 6: If “Selected” is chosen, highlight the necessary courses and click on the right carrot button to move the course to the “Selected Items” box

Move individual courses over or select all

Step 7: Uncheck or check the top box next to “Email” to deselect or select the notifications for all items, or individually deselect/select each box

settings to uncheck box in email

Step 8: Click on the “Submit” button


After you have created a session and/or added a link with Blackboard Collaborate, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4:

If you have scheduled a session:

a) Hover over the title of the session and click on the action link item (circle) that appears to the right

b) Select “Allow Guests”

Allow Guests selection

OR if you have added a link to the course room:

c) Click on the “Allow Guests” link

Allow Guest Link for Course Room

Step 5: Turn the “Allow Guests” button on

Allow guests options with button turned on and showing URL and email option.

Step 6: Give the Public URL to the guest speaker or invite the guest speaker to the session by adding an email



Use the Send Email Tool

Step 1: Log in to Blackboard

Step 2: Select your course from the “My Courses” module in the center of the page

Step 3: Click on “Send Email” from the left hand course navigation   Send Email option on left hand navigation

Step 4: Select the appropriate list of user(s) All Users email option

Step 5: Enter subject and message

Step 6: Click on the Submit button


Hide Links on the Course Navigation Menu from Students

Step 1: Hover over a link in the left hand course navigation menu

Step 2: Click on the action link item that appears to the right of the link Graphic of action link item

Step 3: Select “Hide from Users” Hide Link option