The People tool allows you to connect with individuals from within your courses, “learning network” or across institutions who use Blackboard. Your “learning network” includes people associated with UALR.
Access the People tool by clicking on the Global Navigation Menu at the top of right of the Blackboard interface (next to the log-out button). This will give you access to the My Blackboard Menu which includes icons for tools such as Profile, Posts, Messages and People.
Browse the People Tool to view profiles, send messages, and follow people. Messages sent through profiles are read and replied to from within the My Blackboard Tools. These messages are different than messages within a Blackboard course.
The follow option allows you to easily locate a person’s profile to send a message or see posts made from their profile. Posts made from a profile are similar to updates on Facebook or Twitter. Use the People tool to stay connected with classmates and colleagues.
Visit our Blackboard Updates page.
Read the Help Article for the People Tool.