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Personalize your Blackboard Experience

You can add an avatar within Blackboard and also within Blackboard Collaborate. This is an image that can be used to represent you throughout the system. This is a great way to personalize your Blackboard experience.

Your avatar will appear in multiple places throughout Blackboard, including Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis, and My Blackboard navigation.

Your avatar will appear in the Participants window in Blackboard Collaborate and in the Video window when you are speaking.

Using an Avatar in Blackboard

To upload your avatar:

Click the global navigation link at the top of the page and choose Settings.

settings menu 

Select Personal Information

choose Personal Information

On the Personal Information page, select Personalize My Settings.
On the Personalize My Settings page, you can add or change your personal avatar. Avatar images should be no larger than 150 pixels by 150 pixels. Select Use custom avatar image.
Click Browse My Computer.
Select the avatar image file and click Open.

upload avatar

Click Submit.

Your personal avatar appears in My Blackboard, blogs, journals, and within Notifications Modules (including What's New, Needs Attention, To Do, and Alerts).

Personalize your Blackboard Collaborate Experience


Once you are inside a Blackboard Collaborate session, click on Edit, Preferences.

Edit Preferences in Blackboard Collaborate

Choose the item for My Profile. Click on Change and choose an image file. Click Open. Then Choose the Close button to close the Preferences dialog box.