Only users identified in Banner as ‘students,’ ‘faculty,’ ’emeriti’ or ‘staff’ have the ability to search the Blackboard directory.
Searches will only bring up current student, faculty, staff and emeriti. Users with Non-Obie role in Blackboard won’t appear in the directory. This includes trustees, outside reviewers, high school students and a few others. They will however show up in any courses they are explicitly enrolled in.
Different information is displayed if a student is search or a faculty/staff person is searching for information. In ALL cases a search will show the users photo, their name (preferred first name if available), and their email address.
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Additional information is displayed if person searching is searching for a …
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- Note that while text information is available to users logged into Blackboard from off-campus, the photos are only visible from a 162.132.XXX.XXX address. Therefore, someone off-campus will only see the photos if they are using a VPN connection.
NOTES: Future adjustments:
- Adjust listing for those that have directory listing restrictions
- Create the ability to not show photo in directory but continue to show it to faculty/staff in courses and orgs.