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Tell your educational story in one place!

Student profiles are the new educational resume. Use your profile to show classmates and employers what you've accomplished in your classes, projects, volunteerships, internships, and work experiences.

Tell the world what you’ve done, what you're doing, and where you want to be after graduation.

About Profiles

A profile is not the same as your user account.

  • A user account is a reflection of your student registration information at your institution. You can edit your user account information by editing your personal information.
  • A profile is a reflection of how you want to present yourself to your peers, classmates, instructors, and employers. In your Blackboard profile, you decide what you want to be called, what your academic interests are, and anything else you want to share.

Profiles are stored in the Blackboard cloud—not at your institution. This means that you can keep your profile through your academic and professional life. If you enroll at a different institution or join the workforce, you can maintain your academic relationships and networks using the same profile.

With the profiles update, you can now share your profile with employers.

To learn more about user accounts, see How to Edit Personal Information.

Do You Have the Updates?

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How to Determine if You Have Profiles Updates
Updated Profiles Profiles Not Updated
If you see a Blackboard + MyEdu welcome screen or a profile page that allows you to add work experience, you have the profiles updates installed. For information that applies to your system, see Profiles Updated. If you see a profile page with an area for posts, you have profiles without the updates. For information that applies to your system, see Profiles Not Updated.

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