Blackboard’s user-friendly home page navigation allows you to have access to core features in the left menu where your name appears (see 1). You can easily return to the list from wherever you are—even if you're in a course. You'll see the list peeking from behind the other layers you have open. 

Upon login, you will be in the Activity Stream (see 2) which displays all the action in all your courses.  

When you select any link from the list, you see a global view across all your courses. For example, Grades shows your scores across all your courses, without having to navigate to each one.

Learn more about each core feature below.  Oh the places you’ll go!

Institution PageFind information about your institution.

ProfileMake changes to your online persona.

Activity streamSee up-to-the-minute action for all of your courses. The first time you open each course on any day, you'll see course notices with important information.

CoursesNavigate to past, present, and future courses.

OrganizationsAccess the organizations you're a member of.

CalendarView course events and due dates for all your courses.

MessagesView and send messages in all of your courses.

GradesCheck your grades across all your courses.

ToolsAccess global functions that are outside of a course such as portfolios.