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Profiles are the new educational resume!

Profiles show peers and employers what has been accomplished in classes, projects, volunteerships, internships, and work experience.volunteerships, internships, and work experience.

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.

About the Updated Profile

With the update, you can carry your educational identity outside the institution and share it with not only your peers, but also employers. Learn profiles are now connected to profiles on MyEdu—a site dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and position them for career success.

When you access your profile for the first time or first time after the update, you are asked to connect to or create a MyEdu account. If you do not want to connect your profile to MyEdu, select I am employed by in the drop-down list on the Let's get started! page.

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Do You Have the Updates?

When you access the topics listed in the following table, you are viewing information in the student section of Blackboard Help. When you are finished, select the instructor role in the drop-down list at the top of the page to return to viewing instructor topics.

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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 and students using profiles, 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 and students using profiles, see Profiles Not Updated.

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