The Retention Center is not available in the Ultra Course View and is not planned for development. Instead, Blackboard is working to embed performance alerts and notifications throughout the Ultra experience, including the Activity Stream, the Gradebook, and future features to support tracking student progress.
The Retention Center provides an easy-to-use data visualization and a set of pre-configured rules for identifying at-risk students in a course. Because it requires no set-up on the part of the instructor or administrator, it automatically calls out students who may need the instructor’s attention, making it easy for instructors to catch and respond to risk factors quickly, while there is time to help the at-risk students succeed in the course.
To access the retention center: From the Control Panel, click Evaluation > click Retention Center, or access the retention center through My Blackboard.