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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Contacts

The Contacts tool is a great place to post your contact information, your teaching assistant’s contact info, and any other profiles. Contact cards can all be displayed in a list or organized in folders such as Teaching Assistants and Guest Lecturers.

Adding the Contact Tool to your Course Menu

  1. In your course menu click the + icon at the top left and click Tool Link.
    Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 10.39.06 PM
  2. Enter a name for the tool.
  3. Select Contacts from the dropdown menu.
  4. Check the checkbox to make the tool available to students.
  5. Click Submit.

Creating a Contact

  1. From the contacts page, click Create Contact.
  2. Enter the contact’s name and email.
  3. Additional information such as phone number, office location and hours, notes, image, and website are optional.
  4. When you are ready to publish, select Yes under the Make the Profile Available setting.
    Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 10.38.35 PM
  5. Click Submit

Eric Silva

Eric is a Systems Analyst at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a graduate from Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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