How to opt-in to receiving SMS notifications in Blackboard

If you would like to receive text message (SMS) notifications from Blackboard to your mobile phone, you may opt-in using the “Notification Settings” options in Blackboard.  Here’s how:

  1. Log into Blackboard at
  2. Click your name at the upper right, then click “Settings” here:
  3. Click “Personal Information“, then “Edit Personal Information”
  4. Scroll down and verify that your mobile phone number is correct.  Make corrections and then click “Submit” at the bottom.
  5. Click your name again at the upper right, then click “Edit Notification Settings” under Settings.
  6. Click the “courses I am taking” link.
  7. Scroll down.  For every event for which you would like to receive a text message notification, check a box in the “SMS” column.
  8. Click Submit at the bottom.

Going forward, whenever one of the events listed occurs, you will receive a text message from Blackboard.

We hope this information is helpful.