Adding a 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. Adding your face to your posts makes online learning a much more social experience. This tutorial shows you how to add an avatar within Blackboard.  

Directions to Add your Avatar in Blackboard

  1. Go to myWilmU
  2. Log in using your myWilmU username and password
  3. Click on My Blackboard
  4. Click on your name in the top right corner
  5. Click settings which is down at the bottom of the pane that pops up
  6. Click on Personal Information
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  7. Click Personalize my Settings
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  8. Click Browse my Computer and locate a photo that you want to use. You may want to select a photo of your face instead of a full body shot since larger images are significantly scaled down.
  9. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click submit to save changes.
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  10. Your avatar is now updated and will appear in multiple places throughout Blackboard including the Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis.