Blackboard is retiring the Social Learning Tools on December 31, 2019
These features will no longer be accessible after that date.
Blackboard's webpage: Social Learning Tools ».
Social Learning Tools
Blackboard's Social Learning Tools allow you to discover, connect and collaborate with students and faculty in your courses, at KU, and at other colleges and universities with Blackboard Learn.
For more information about Blackboard's Social Learning Tools, select from the following:
Use your profile to show classmates and employers what you've accomplished in your classes, projects, volunteerships, internships, and work experiences. A profile is not the same as your user account:
- A User Account is a reflection of your student registration information at KU. You can edit your user account information by editing your personal information in Enroll & Pay under Campus Personal Information.
- A Blackboard (MyEdu) Profile is a reflection of how you want to present yourself to your peers, classmates, instructors, and employers. In your Bb profile, you decide what you want to be called, what your academic interests are, and anything else you want to share.
For more information on Profiles, please view the following resources from Blackboard:
The People tool is a single location where you can find and connect anyone with a user profile. These connections can be made through existing connections, such as a course you are enrolled in or through new connections you decide to make.People ».
My Blackboard Messages allow you to exchange simple messages with other people who use Blackboard. My Blackboard messages are not the same as Course Messages or Email. You do not have to be online at the same time as other people to send and receive course messages. You do have to be logged into Blackboard to send and receive My Blackboard messages.
For more information Blackboard Messages, visit Blackboard's Messages »
A Space is a group that you can easily and quickly create to collaborate with other users. For example, you can create a space for a final exam study group, your athletic team, or any other special interest. Spaces are not the same as organizations. Spaces can be created and managed by anyone.
For more information about Spaces, visit Blackboard's Spaces »
Source: Blackboard Help »