Overview

The people tool is a single location where you can find anyone with a user profile (depending on their privacy settings).

Tip: Encourage students in your courses to set up their profiles.

Accessing the people tool

  1. Login to Learn.UQ (Blackboard).
  2. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the people icon.

Click on the people icon.

 

My Learning Network

  • Shows the profiles of the following:
    • Students and staff at UQ who have made their profile public to UQ.
    • Students and staff in your courses and organisations (though not people who have set their profiles to Hidden).

Viewing Profiles

  • Hover over the required person to view their Profile card.

Searching for someone

  1. Enter the required person’s name in the top right hand corner textbox.
  2. Click on the Search icon.

My Learning Network, enter details and click Search

All Profiles

This link gives you access the profiles of anyone at any university or school (which have Blackboard Social tools) who has set their profile to All Blackboard Users.

The University of Queensland

These links give you access to profiles of just people in particular courses you are teaching or organisations you belong to.

Links will display profiles of people

Note: The University of Queensland link will display, all students and staff who have made their profile public to UQ.

Connections

I’m Following

This link gives you access to the people you are following.

  1. Hover over the required person and click on the Message link to send them a private message.
  2. You can view posts from people you follow on the Post page.

I'm following page, Click Message to send a message

How to Follow someone

  1. Click on the My Learning Network or All Profiles link.
  2. Hover over the required person and click on the Follow link.
  3. Depending on the privacy settings this person as setup on their profile:
    • A request will be sent to this person to approve being followed by you. OR
    • They will be immediately added to your I’m Following  list.

My Followers

This link gives you access to the people who are following you. i.e. People who can read your posts. Depending on the privacy settings you have chosen in your profile you may need to approve anyone who requests to follow you (Refer Profile guide).

To approve someone:

  1. Click on the Follow Requests link.
  2. Click on the Accept button.

To approve someone click Accept

To message someone:

  1. Hover over the required person and click on the Message link to send them a private message.