Step 4: Profile

STEP 4: LOCATING AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR PROFILE

In this step you will learn the value of the hidden features in Blackboard, found by clicking on your profile icon. 

A number of "hidden" features in Blackboard are accessed by clicking on your name in the upper right.

These include the following:

To edit your photo/avatar setting: go to Settings > Personal Information > Personalize My Settings.
You cannot change your avatar image. You can only choose whether the "system generated avatar image" displays or not. The photo is ONLY the OneCard photo associated with your UMB ID card. 

The "power" icon in the upper right, to the right of your name will immediately log you out of Blackboard upon clicking.


Important

While you are looking at the Personal Information, click on "Edit Personal Information" and check to see if your correct @ssw.umaryland.edu (for faculty/staff) or "@umaryland.edu" (for students) email address is listed next to "Email." If it is not correct, or especially if it is blank, email sswinformatics@ssw.umaryland.edu and ideateam@ssw.umaryland.edu so that they/we can help get that corrected. If you are a UMB employee and/or have the wrong address showing in Blackboard, visit the Directory (https://directory.umaryland.edu/pw.asp?g=PICKMAIL) to set your primary email to the one you would like to show in your Blackboard profile. If your name also needs to be corrected, include that in the email. Without that in place, you won't be able to send or receive emails or notifications via Blackboard.











EXERCISE 4: 
  1. Go into the Orientation Course and verify your personal information in your profile.  
  2. You will want to verify your information is correct. Also, explore the calendar, notification and other settings and dashboards.
  3. After you have completed exercise 5, please go to Step 5





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