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Blackboard Help


Exchange simple messages with other people who use Blackboard.

Access your messages through the global navigation menu. If prompted, you must accept the terms of service and provide an email address before using this tool for the first time.

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  1. View your messages in the left panel. The most recent appears first. Click a message to view the entire conversation.
  2. Click Compose to start a conversation with another user.
  3. Delete the conversation.
  4. Write a reply.

My Blackboard messages are not the same as course messages or email. You do not have to be online at the same time as other people to send and receive messages. You do have to be logged in to Blackboard to send and receive My Blackboard messages.

If your institution makes Enhanced Profiles available, you can message users from their profile cards. If profile cards display only a user's name, avatar, nickname, about me information, and academic discipline, your institution does not have Enhanced Profiles.