Setting up your Blackboard

Your Email address in Blackboard

Your Professor often communicates with students using Blackboard Email tool.  You need to make sure that you have a valid York email address in Blackboard to receive email messages from your professor. To check or update your email in Blackboard, on the top right of a Blackboard page, click the triangle next to your name. On the drop-down box, the Global Navigation Menu, click on Tools, and then on Update Email.

Click on Update Email in the Global Navigation Menu
Follow the screen instructions to update your email address. Don’t forget to click Submit to save the change.

Adding an avatar

Your avatar will appear in your posts on the Discussion Board, Blogs and Wikis. It provides an opportunity for your classmates to see a photo of you or your digital representation. To update your generic avatar, on the Global Navigation Menu, click Settings at the bottom of the popup window.  Then click on Personal Information.

Click on Personal Information in the Global Navigation Menu
Next, click on Personalize My Settings, then click on Browse My Computer button to find your photo or avatar. Last, click Submit.

Managing the frequency of getting Blackboard course updates in your mailbox

On the Global Navigation Menu, click on Settings then Edit Notification Settings, and select Edit General Settings

Edit Notification Settings

Under "General Settings: Courses" section, select your Email Settings where you can receive the notifications one at a time in Individual Messages or all together in Daily Email Digest. You can also set Due Date reminders. When all is set up to your liking, click on Submit.

General Course Notification settings

 

Navigating in your course site

You can access your course by clicking on the course link in My Courses panel on Blackboard’s Home page or the Global Navigation Menu. After entering your course, click each of the links on the left navigation menu to find course materials. Each course may have different menu arrangement. Your professor may explain how you can use the course site.



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