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Assign a Message Bias

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Assigning a bias to messages allows you to track the types of messages that are sent out to students to determine whether the content is positive, negative, or neutral. Pre-made teacher messages (with the Blackboard logo) are already assigned a bias. You only need to assign biases to customized messages.

Assign a bias

  1. From the Blackboard Communication HQ interface menu, select Messages > Library.

    Image illustrating messages without an assigned bias

  2. Select the tab for a customized message – Teacher Reach Messages, Personal Teacher Messages, School Messages, or Personal School Messages.
  3. Select the Message Name for a message that contains a yellow (none) icon for the Bias.

    Image illustrating the positive, neutral, and negative bias options

  4. Select the bias level for the message by selecting Positive, Neutral, or Negative.
  5. Select Save when finished.