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Social Learning Tools

If you do not see this feature, your school has not made it available.

Orignal Launch Date: December 28, 2012

Requirements: Service Pack 10 and later, Some Social Learning Tools require Community Engagement

About Social Learning Tools

With the new social learning tools available for Blackboard Learn, you can discover, connect, and collaborate with others who are in your courses, at your school, and at other schools with Blackboard Learn. With the help of almost 600 students, we created the Blackboard Learn global learning network so you can identify and interact with your academic community in a more informal, social way. And you can keep your academic life separate from your personal life.


With Blackboard's social learning tools you can:

  • Have an enhanced Profile where you create your online academic identity and share only what you want to share. Profiles include a profile wall for communication and the ability to message and follow other users to make connections and build your learning network.
  • Use the People tool to search and manage your learning network. Find people in your courses and organizations with you as well as people at your school or at another Blackboard Learn school that have similar academic or career interests.
  • Message anyone within the global learning network.
  • Create a collaboration Space that you control, where you can quickly and easily communicate with others for study groups, group projects, interest groups, clubs, teams, and more.         You can also participate in spaces created by others.