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Reporting Inappropriate Content

You can report abuse of the tools in My Blackboard by other users. Your institution's system administrator is notified, reviews the user and content, and takes action according to your institution's policies for online safety.

Reporting content is anonymous. The user being reported will never know who reported them.

From the user’s profile or profile card, click the flag to submit a report. Provide the type of content and reason for reporting and then submit the report.

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Other Tools for Addressing Abuse

It is possible that you may find some content you find abusive that does not meet the criteria for the user being removed or blocked by your school. For this reason, other tools are available to give you more control over what you see.

  • Block: You can block individual users. You will no longer show up in the blocked person's network, and the blocked person will no longer show up in your network. Your profile updates won't show up in the blocked person's My Blackboard stream, and the blocked person's profile updates won't show up in your My Blackboard stream. The blocked person will not be able to follow you. The blocked person will not be able to send you direct messages. If you decide to block this person, you can unblock them later.
  • Unfollow: You can stop following a user who you follow. The person’s profile updates won’t show up in your My Blackboard stream.