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Blackboard Help

Mass Configuration

Only district administrators can manage (add and remove) VIPs on a mass scale. You will have three options for adding VIPs for a district:

  1. Selecting a role type and adding it to a specific organization (school)
  2. Selecting a role type and adding it to all organizations (schools)
  3. Searching for an individual and adding it to a specific organization

Add VIPs to a district

  1. From the Blackboard Communication HQ interface menu, select Settings > App Config.
  2. Select Global App Settings.
  3. Select the Directory tab.
  4. Select the Name of the directory to update.

  5. Locate the VIPs section and select how to add the VIP:

    • To select a role type for a specific organization:
      • Select the district or school from the Organization list.
      • Select a Role of the specific user to add as the VIP.
      • Select Search.
      • Select Add to add a specific account, or select Add All to add all the accounts as VIPs.

    • To select a role type for all organizations:
      • Select a Role of the users to add as the VIP.
      • Select Search.
      • Select Add to add a specific account, or select Add All to add all the accounts as VIPs.
    • To search for an individual for a specific organization:
      • Select the district or school from the Organization list.
      • Type the name of the individual in the Search by name box.
      • Select Search.
      • Select Add to add the account as a VIP.

    Remove VIPs

    1. Select Settings > App Config.
    2. Select Global App Settings.
    3. Select the Directory tab.
    4. Select the Name of the directory to update.
    5. Locate the VIPs section.
    6. Select the specific district or school with the VIP to remove from the Organization list.
    7. Select Remove to remove an individual account, or select Remove VIPs for (organization) to remove all the VIPs.