Add or Change Your Avatar on Blackboard

You can upload a profile image that is used to represent you throughout the Blackboard. Your personal image appears in the page header, people tool, blogs, journals, discussions, wikis, and learner list. Your profile avatar also appears in the notifications modules—What’s New, Needs Attention, and To Do—which may appear on the My Organization tab or on a course’s home page.


  1. Log in to your Blackboard.
  2. Open the Global Navigation menu > Settings Personal Information > Personalize My Settings.
  3. On the Personalize My Settings page, you can add or change your personal avatar. Click Use custom avatar image > Browse My Computer > Select the avatar image file > Open > Submit.

Watch the Video tutorial for adding avatar to Blackboard.