There are two ways to add a profile picture in Blackboard:

  1. Click on the U of A tab in Blackboard.
    Image indicating the U of A tab in the top horizontal main menu of blackboard
  2. Go to the Tool Panel, located on the left of the screen and click Add/Change Profile Picture.
    Red boc indicating where to click in the tool menu on the left of the screen in blackboard to add/change the profile picure
  3. Select Use custom avatar image and click Browse my Computer.
    image indicating to browse computer for image file and then click the "use custom avatar" radio button
  4. Select the file you wish to use for your profile picture.
    Note: Images must be less than 5 MB and at least 50 x 50 pixels in dimension. Acceptable file formats include GIF, PNG, and JPEG.
  5. Click Submit.
    image of the submit button in blackboard
    Your profile picture appears in the page header, people tool, blogs, journals, discussions, wikis, and roster. Your profile picture also appears in the notifications modules, such as What’s New.

 

Or you can

 

  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner.
    Click the profile picture next to courses
  2. Click Settings.
    Image highlighting the settings option in the options menu
  3. Click Personal Information.
    image highlighting the Personal Information option in the settings menu
  4. Click Personalize My Settings.
    choose the personalize my settings in the main options
  5. Select Use custom avatar image and click Browse my Computer.
    image indicating to browse computer for image file and then click the "use custom avatar" radio button
  6. Select the file you wish to use for your profile picture.
    Note: Images must be less than 5 MB and at least 50 x 50 pixels in dimension. Acceptable file formats include GIF, PNG, and JPEG.
  7. Click Submit.
    image of the submit button in blackboard
    Your profile picture appears in the page header, people tool, blogs, journals, discussions, wikis, and roster. Your profile picture also appears in the notifications modules, such as What’s New.