Sunday, March 31, 2013

How to change your Profile (Avatar) picture in Blackboard

Blackboard uses a small picture called an "Avatar" to represent you on your Discussion Board posts, in Wikis, Journals, and Blogs.

You may upload an avatar picture as follows:

1.  Click your name at the upper right and select "Settings" from the bottom of the menu:

2. Click "Personal Information"

3.  Click "Personalize My Settings"

4.  Under "Avatar image" click "Use custom avatar image".  Click the "Browse My Computer" button to locate an image on your computer.  After you have selected a file, click "Submit" at the top right.

The best size and shape for the image file is square, 150 pixels by 150 pixels. We recommend resizing and cropping larger images before uploading to Blackboard.  Here is a free web service which you can use to resize your picture:  (here is a video showing how to resize and crop:

Your Avatar image will be uploaded to Blackboard and used to represent you throughout the application.

Friday, March 01, 2013

How to Add a Banner to your Course

To add a banner to your course in Blackboard:

1.  Log into Blackboard and click to enter your course site.

2.  Click Customization > Teaching Style on the left side.

3. Scroll down to section 7: "Select Banner" and click the "Browse My Computer" button to choose an image file from your computer to be used as a banner.

4.  After choosing the image file, click the "Submit" button at the lower right.