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When you are building your course, you will want to provide your contact information somewhere so students know how to reach you.

In order for students to see the contacts you create, you will need to give them access to the Contacts tool. The easiest way to do this is to create a Contacts Tool Link on the Course Menu.


  1. In the Blackboard Control Panel, click Course Tools, and then Contacts.

  2. On the Contacts page, click Create Contact.

  3. On the Create Contact page, type the profile information for the contact. Remember that items marked with an asterisk are required. 

  4. Under the Options section, select Yes to make the profile available.
  5. To attach an image, click the Browse button, and locate the file you want to upload.

    Images need to be 150x150 pixels or they will appear distorted.

  6. When you are finished, click Submit

To add a folder

  1. In the Control Panel, click Course Tools, and then click Contacts.

  2. Click Create Folder.

  3. In the Name list, select Contacts, Teaching Assistants, Guest Lecturers, or Add text below.

    • If you select Add text below, you will need to type a name in the Enter Name box.

  4. In the Text area, type information on this folder of contacts, if desired.
  5. Select Yes or No to Make the Folder Available.
  6. When you are finished, click Submit. You will see the folder added immediately to the Contacts page.



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