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First Time User Experience Updated Profile

This article is archived and is no longer updated. Go to the latest information on creating your profile.

This information is presented from the student point of view. Instructors won't select which institution they are attending. Instead, select I am employed by in the drop-down list on the Let's get started! page.

First Time User Experience

  1. Accept the terms of service agreement.
  2. Create or update your profile information.
  3. Add tiles to your cover page.
  4. Add your competencies. You can associate your competencies with work experiences and project entries.

When you access your profile either for the first time or for the first time after the update, you access the welcome screen. Make a selection to begin:

  • I Have A MyEdu Account
  • I Don't Have A MyEdu Account

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If you have multiple Learn accounts, you are able to condense them into a single profile. You can connect with an existing MyEdu account or create a new one. 

For new accounts, provide the following information:

  • First and last names
  • The institution you are attending (instructors can choose to add who they are employed by)
  • The degree and major or concentration you are taking
  • Your graduation year
  • Your email address

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If you have an existing MyEdu account, reconcile any duplicate information.

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Select new privacy settings.

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This article is archived and is no longer updated. Go to the latest information on privacy settings.

Privacy Settings

Set who can see your profile and what they see. Read each option carefully to decide which users can view your profile.

  • Hidden: If you select this option, no users can find and view you on the People page. Your name and avatar appear throughout your courses, but users cannot view a preview of your profile from there.
  • My Institution: If you select this option, anyone at your institution can find and view you on the People page. They do not have to be enrolled in the same course or organization as you. Your name and avatar appear throughout your courses, and users can view a preview of your profile from there.
  • All Institutions: If you do not see this option, your institution has not turned it on. If you select this option, anyone with a Blackboard profile can find and view you on the People page. They do not have to be enrolled in the same institution, course, or organization as you. Your name and avatar appear throughout your courses, and users can view a preview of your profile from there.
  • Institutions and Employers: If you do not see this option, your institution has not turned it on. If you select this option, anyone with a Blackboard profile can find and view you on the People page. They do not have to be enrolled in the same institution, course, or organization as you. Your name and avatar appear throughout your courses, and users can view a preview of your profile from there.
  • Public (recommended): If you do not see this option, your institution has not turned it on. If you select this option, anyone with a Blackboard profile can find and view you on the People page. They do not have to be enrolled in the same institution, course, or organization as you. Your name and avatar appear throughout your courses, and users can view a preview of your profile from there. You will also have a Google profile that is optimized for search engines so that others can search for you on the web.

After the registration process, you are taken to your cover page and you can begin adding tiles.

Watch a Tutorial

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