Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

Address Book

Users can store contact information in the Address Book. Users must enter a profile for anyone they wish to add to their address book, even if the contact is a system user.

The Address Book is empty until the user enters contacts.

The Address Book will contain the same information if it is accessed through a Course menu or through the Tools box.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Address Book.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

on the course menu.

Address Book

.

OR

Click

Address Book

in the Tools Box.

Search Fields

The Address Book contains a search function at the top of the page. Users can search using different variables selected from the search tabs. The following search tabs are available on the Address Book page.

Tab

Search:

Description

Click

Last Name

,

User Name

or

E-mail

and enter a value.

The search function will create a list of contacts with that last name, user name or email.

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A-Z, 0-9:

Functions

User Manual

Click the letter or number that represents the first character of a last name. The search function will create a list of all contacts with a last name that begins with that character.

The table below details the functions available on the Address Book page.

To . . .

create a contact and add it to the Address

Book modify a contact remove a contact

click . . .

Add Contact

.

The Add Contact page will appear.

Modify

Remove

for a contact.

for a contact. This action is irreversible.

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Add or Modify Contact

Overview

Users create contact profiles for their Address Book from the Add Contact page.

Profiles can be created for any contact, including contacts outside of the institution, from the Add Contact page. The Modify Contact page contains the same fields as the

Add contact page and allows the user to edit a profile.

Note:

The user must create a profile for each contact, even those contacts that are also system users.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Add Contact page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Click

Tools

Select

on the course menu.

Address Book

Add Contact

.

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Click

Address Book

in the Tools Box.

Click

Add Contact

.

To modify a contact, find the user profile and click

Modify

next to their name.

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Fields

The table below details the fields on the Add or Modify Contact page.

User Manual

Field Description

Personal Information

First Name:

Last Name:

[r]

[r]

Enter the contact ’ s first name.

Enter the contact ’ s last name.

Email:

Other Information

Enter the contact ’ s email address.

Company:

Job Title:

Enter the contact ’ s company.

Enter the contact ’ s job title.

Address:

Enter the contact ’ s address.

Address: (cont.)

Enter any additional address information.

City:

Enter the contact ’ s city.

State/Province:

Enter the contact ’ s state or province.

Zip/Postal Code:

Enter the contact ’ s ZIP code or postal code.

Country:

Web Site:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Work Fax:

Mobile Phone:

Enter the contact ’ s country.

Enter the URL of the contact ’ s personal Web site. When adding a URL, do so as http://www.blackboard.com, not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com

Enter the home phone number of the contact. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

Enter the work phone number of the contact. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

Enter the fax number of the contact. The fax number will display exactly as entered.

Enter the mobile phone of the contact. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

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