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Blackboard Academic Suite
User Manual
Personal Information
Overview
Users manage personal data and privacy settings from the Personal Information page.
The following functions are available to users:
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edit their account profile
change their password
identify a CD-ROM drive to the Blackboard Learning System
define privacy settings
enable the Text Box Editor
Users may also access and make changes to their personal information from the Tools
box in a common area. Changes to Personal Information are reflected system wide.
For example, if an email address is changed in one course, the user’s email address
will be changed in all of the courses he or she is enrolled in.
Find this page
Follow the steps below to open the Personal Information page.
Step 1
Step 2
Open a course Web site for and click Tools on the Course Menu.
Select Personal Information.
OR
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
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Functions
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The following functions are available from the Personal Information page.
Function
Edit Personal
Information
Change Password
Set CD-ROM Drive
Set Privacy
Options
Set Text Box
Editor Options
Description
Edit personal information as it is displayed to other users.
Change your account password.
Set the CD-ROM drive used to access content from your
computer.
Set the options to limit or increase the amount of personal
information displayed to fellow Students and Instructors.
Set the options to enable or disable the Text Box Editor.
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Edit Personal Information
Overview
Find this page
The information that appears in a user’s account profile can be modified on the Edit
Personal Information page. Users can change the values in fields, populate empty
fields, or remove information from fields on this page.
Follow the steps below to open the Edit Personal Information page.
Step
Step
Step
Step
1
2
3
4
Open a course Web site.
Click Tools on the Course menu.
Select Personal Information.
Select Edit Personal Information.
OR
Step 1
Step 2
Fields
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
Select Edit Personal Information.
The table below details the entry fields on the Edit Personal Information page.
Field
Personal Information
First Name [r]
Edit
Middle Name
Edit
Last Name [r]
Edit
Email [r]
Edit
Student ID
Edit
Other Information
Description
the first name.
the middle name.
last name.
email address.
Student ID as defined by the institution.
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Gender
Birthdate
Education Level
Company
Job Title
Department
Street 1
Street 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal Code
Country
Web Site
Home Phone
Work Phone
Work Fax
Mobile Phone
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Edit gender.
Select birthday by clicking on the drop-down arrow and
selecting date values.
Edit education level.
Edit company.
Edit job title.
Edit department.
Edit address.
Edit any additional address information.
Edit city.
Edit state or province.
Edit ZIP code or postal code.
Edit country.
Edit the URL of the user’s personal Web site. When adding a
URL, do so as http://www.blackboard.com, not
www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com
Edit the home phone number of the user. The phone
number will display exactly as entered.
Edit the work phone number of the user. The phone number
will display exactly as entered.
Edit the fax number of the user. The fax number will display
exactly as entered.
Edit the mobile phone of the user. The phone number will
display exactly as entered.
Tips and Tricks
Changes made on the Edit Personal Information page will be reflected throughout the
Blackboard Learning System. For example, if the user changes their first name, the
new first name will appear in all courses they are enrolled in.
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Change Password
Overview
Find this page
Account passwords can be changed from the Change Password page. The Change
Password page is accessible through the Personal Information features. Each user
must enter a user name and password to login to the system.
Follow the steps below to open the Change Password page.
Step
Step
Step
Step
1
2
3
4
Open a course Web site.
Click Tools on the Course menu.
Select Personal Information.
Select Change Password.
OR
Step 1
Step 2
Fields
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
Select Change Password.
The table below details the fields on the Change Password page.
Field
Reset Password
Password [r]
Verify Password [r]
Description
Enter a new password for the account. The password
must be at least one character and contain no spaces or
special characters.
Enter the password again to ensure accuracy.
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Tips and Tricks
Due to security, it is recommended that users do not use common personal
information as their password, such as their name or nickname. It is recommended
that users change their passwords periodically to ensure security.
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Set CD-ROM Drive
Overview
Users identify the CD-ROM drive location on the current workstation to the Blackboard
Learning System from the Set CD-ROM Drive page. The CD-ROM drive must be
identified to the Blackboard Learning System before files can be uploaded from a CDROM to the Blackboard Learning System. Users must set the CD-ROM drive each time
they want to upload files from a CD.
Note: A default value for the CD-ROM Drive will appear when this page is opened, but
the user must select Submit to set the CD-ROM Drive. If Submit is not selected, then
the value is null and a CD-ROM Drive is not set.
Find this page
Follow the steps below to open the Set CD-ROM Drive page.
Step
Step
Step
Step
1
2
3
4
Open a course Web site.
Click Tools on the Course menu.
Select Personal Information.
Select Set CD-ROM Drive.
OR
Step 1
Step 2
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
Select Set CD-ROM Drive.
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The table below details the fields on the Set CD-ROM Drive page.
Field
Description
CD-ROM Drive Information
CD-ROM (for PC):
Click the drop-down arrow and select the drive letter
that maps to the CD-ROM drive from the list.
CD-ROM (for MAC):
Enter the CD-ROM drive location.
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Set Privacy Options
Overview
Find this page
The Set Privacy Options page allows users to choose the information they would like to
make publicly available. This information will appear in course Rosters and Group
pages. Users may also select to make this information available in the User Directory.
If an email address is not made available it will not appear in the Roster, Group pages,
User Directory, the Collaboration Tool or in any other part of the application.
Follow the steps below to open the Set Privacy Options page.
Step
Step
Step
Step
1
2
3
4
Open a course Web site.
Click Tools on the Course Menu.
Select Personal Information.
Select Set Privacy Options.
OR
Step 1
Step 2
Fields
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
Select Set Privacy Options.
The table below details the fields on the Set Privacy Options page.
Field
Contact Information
Email address
Address (Street,
City, State, Zip,
Country)
Description
Select this check box to make the email address visible
to other users through the User Directory, and in other
parts of the Blackboard Learning System, such as the
Roster and Group pages.
Select this check box to make address information
visible to other users through the User Directory.
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Work Information
(Company, Job
Title, Work Phone,
Work Fax)
Additional Contact
Information (Home
Phone, Mobile
Phone, Web Site)
User Directory Status
List my information
in the user directory
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Select this check box to make work information visible
to other users through the User Directory.
Select this check box to make additional contact
information visible to other users through the User
Directory.
Select this check box to list your profile information
visible to other users through the User Directory.
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Set Text Box Editor Options
Overview
The Text Box Editor allows users to create content through a simple editor within the
Blackboard Learning System. This page allows users to choose whether or not
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) functionality will be enabled on their
system. If this feature is enabled, users will have additional features available to them
when entering content in many text boxes throughout the Blackboard Learning
System. See the Text Box Editor topic for additional information.
Note: The Text Box Editor is only available to Windows Operating System users with
Internet Explorer Version 5.x or a later version. System Administrators also have the
option of turning off the WYSIWYG features for the Text Box Editor for all users. Users
without WYSIWYG functionality have access to alternate Text Box Options.
Find this page
Follow the steps below to open the Set Text Box Editor Options page.
Step
Step
Step
Step
1
2
3
4
Open a course Web site.
Click Tools on the Course Menu.
Select Personal Information.
Select Set Text Box Editor Options.
OR
Step 1
Step 2
Fields
Select Personal Information in the Tools box of a common area.
Select Set Text Box Editor Options.
Select Enable and text boxes throughout the Blackboard Learning System will be
enabled with additional WYSIWYG features. Select Disable and text boxes include
basic options.
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