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User Profile FAQs

What is the user profile in Blackboard Open Content?

The user profile in Blackboard Open Content (formerly xpLor) is populated with information from the user's learning management system. Users of Blackboard Open Content can modify their profiles in the following ways:

  • Use the profile icon in the upper-right hand corner of the main Blackboard Open Content interface.
  • Select the Profile option available in the drop-down list on resource preview.
  • If you are using Blackboard Learn, your Blackboard Open Content profile is the same as your My Blackboard profile. In My Blackboard, click the avatar icon to edit your profile.

Users accessing Blackboard Open Content as an instructor will be required accept the terms of service and create a profile before accessing Blackboard Open Content. Students accessing Blackboard Open Content resources through a course will not be required to accept the terms of service to access the Blackboard Open Content resource, however they will be anonymized in Blackboard Open Content until they do so.

Although students without profiles will appear as anonymous in the Blackboard Open Content interface, the numeric Blackboard Open Content ID persists and is still mapped to the Learn user ID, so the submissions to Blackboard Open Content assignments and tests appear attributed to the correct user in Learn. However, that data will not be present in any Blackboard Open Content interface.