Customize Your Blackboard Profile

All users in Blackboard have a personal profile that contains information to facilitate online interaction and allow Bb to send you notifications, if desired. It is pre-populated with basic information like your name and email, but you can customize it with additional data and even add a profile picture! By default, your name and picture (or the default silhouette) will appear in several places in Bb, like course discussions, blogs, messages, conversations, groups, and the class roster. To access your profile, log in to Blackboard and click your name in the menu on the left. Please see the sections below for more information about customizing your profile.

Note: Not all fields shown in this video are editable in UND's instance of Blackboard. Some information, like your name and password, is drawn from your profile in Campus Connection. Please contact a system administrator if you need to change these fields (additional requirements may apply).


Profile Information

Many of the fields in your personal profile are editable; hover over the desired item, then click the Screenshot of a Blackboard profile 'edit' icon (pencil) that appears when the user hovers over an editable field. pencil icon to open the editor. Some fields contain information from your Campus Connection account, and changes cannot be made in Blackboard. The locked fields are marked with a 'Lock' icon to denote non-editable fields in the Blackboard user profile image below. lock icon below. 

Screenshot of a Blackboard profile. All fields are editable except those marked with a grey box/lock icon.

*New Features*
Pronunciation: Help other Blackboard users pronounce your name. This optional field allows you to add text guidance (phonetic spelling of your name) or use your microphone to record the correct pronunciation to an audio file.
Pronouns: This optional field is available to users who have provided this information in Campus Connection.

Please see Blackboard's help site for more information about viewing and editing your profile information (including name, pronunciation, info, and preferences) for students and instructors.


Profile Picture

Where your image appears depends on your role in Blackboard: Students' profile pictures appear in course rosters, discussions, blogs, journals, wikis, and group activity content areas. Instructors' profile pictures appear in notification modules. When no profile picture exists, the generic silhouette is used. You may upload your own image or keep the default silhouette. 

Profile Picture Specifications

  • The image you upload to your profile page overwrites any other profile images previously associated with your account.
  • Images must be less than 5 MB and at least 50 x 50 pixels in dimension. Acceptable file formats include GIF, PNG, and JPEG.

How to Upload/Edit Your Profile Picture

Screenshot of the 'Change Profile Picture' page: click your username, click the pencil icon next to your profile picture, then click 'Upload new profile picture' and select an image to upload from your device.

  1. Log in to Blackboard and find your name in the navigation menu on the left. Click it to open the settings page.
  2. Your current profile image may be a generic silhouette, or it could be a picture you already uploaded. In the upper-right corner of that image, click the the Screenshot of a Blackboard profile 'edit' icon (pencil) that appears when the user hovers over an editable field. pencil icon to open the upload panel (where you can upload, change, or remove an image).
  3. In the upload panel, select Upload new profile picture to browse for your picture on your computer. Alternatively, you can click and drag a file from your computer to the Upload area.
  4. Your image is saved automatically – just close the panel to return to your profile. Your profile picture appears at the top of the page, above your name.
  5. To edit a previously uploaded image:
    • Remove/replace your profile picture - Use the upload menu or or click/drag and drop in another image.
    • Return to the generic silhouette - Click the Delete this picture icon to clear your existing image file.


Other Profile Settings

Optional Fields

  • Pronouns - Appear in the Basic Information section of your profile, drawn from user-provided information in Campus Connection (opt-in)

Notification Options

  • More on the notification modules for students and instructors (change when and how you are notified)

Privacy Options


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