Notifications - Mobile and/or Email


    Notifications, including new content, student submissions for assignments, tests that are available for grading, and more are posted in the Home Page modules for everyone who is involved with a course including instructors, teaching assistants, and students.  

    All users can select to receive email and/or mobile notifications for updated, upcoming, or newly created items.

    By default, all Email notifications are turned OFF for every course.

    By default, all Mobile notifications are turned ON for every course.

    Notification best practices for Instructors:

    To prevent notifications going out when content is not ready, keep the content 'unavailable'. As soon as the content becomes available, a notification will be sent out. Receiving an alert depends on the end user's Settings or Mobile device settings.

    If an content item has a Display After date and time, the notification will go out once the date and time pass and the item is available.

    In Browser view:

    Login to mymason.gmu.edu

    On the main page, click on your user name in the upper right corner, then click Settings.

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    Under Setting, select Edit Notification Settings.

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    To adjust the notifications:

    Select Bulk Edit (for all courses) or Edit Individual Course Settings (for a specific course)

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    Check or uncheck the Notifications you want.

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    Notification destinations are:

    Dashboard - modules within your course(s) on the myMason portal.

    Email - automatic email sent to your Mason email account.

    Mobile - a mobile device such as a phone or tablet using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. Notifications sent through Mobile will only work if Mobile has been set up.

    In an item is checked, a notification regarding that item will be sent to the specified place that you set. For example, if you check the box next to Assignment Due for Dashboard and Email, a notification will be sent to both those places about the due date of the assignment.

    Notifications for Mobile Devices

    Alerts or notifications for Mobile devices can be enabled and disabled in two different places, either on the Mobile device through the Blackboard Learn app or in Settings on a desktop/laptop browser view. Each location (the Mobile device or desktop/laptop browser) has different views but will accomplish the same goals. By default at George Mason, all Mobile notifications from courses are enabled.

    To turn off your Mobile notifications (Browser view):

    Login to myMason

    On the main page, click your username and Settings.

    In Settings, click Edit Notification Settings.

    Select either Bulk Notifications Settings or Edit Individual Course Settings.

    Select Mobile. Click the Mobile box (all boxes unchecked) and then press submit. Removing the check marks will discontinue all mobile notifications for you. Each user will have to set their own notifications in Settings.

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    To turn off your notifications (Mobile device):

    Look in the Settings area of the Blackboard Learn app on your device. Settings can be toggled on or off. Further help can be found at help.blackboardmobile.com.