Personalize your Blackboard course by automatically adding your student’s names to content items such as Emails and Announcements. By using Blackboard variables, you can easily add a student’s name, username, course name, course ID, and course role to several content types. If you’ve used mail merge in Word or Excel, it works the same, except you won’t have to identify a data source. Simply add the variable to the location where you would like the information to appear.
|Context Item||Context Variable||Example Output|
|User Full Name||@X@user.full_name@X@||John Smith|
|Course Name||@X@course.course_name@X@||Introduction to Concepts in Biology|
|Course Membership Role||@X@course.role@X@||student|
These variables will work within any content textbox, however, they will not be recognized in content titles.
|With Variables||Published View|
We are excited that you enrolled in @X@course.course_name@X@ (@X@course.id@X@).
Your username is: @X@user.id@X@
Welcome John Smith!
We are excited that you enrolled in Introduction to Concepts in Biology (BIO101).
Your username is: jsmith