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Inappropriate Content FAQs

This information applies only to the Original experience.

How do I report other users for abuse?

You can report abuse of the tools in My Blackboard by other users. When a user is reported, your institution reviews the content and reported user, and takes action according to its policies for online safety.

Reporting content is done anonymously. The reported user will never know who reported them.

From the user’s profile or profile card, select the flag to submit a report. Provide the required information and submit the report.

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Other tools for addressing abuse

You may find some content that is abusive by your standards, but does not meet your institution's criteria for removing or blocking a user. 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 will not show up in the blocked person's My Blackboard stream, and the blocked person's profile updates will not  show up in your My Blackboard stream. The blocked person will not be able to follow you or send you direct messages. If you decide to block a person, you can unblock him or her later.
  • Unfollow: You can stop following a user who you chose to follow. The person’s profile updates will not show up in your My Blackboard stream.