Also see Enhanced Cloud Profiles.
There is a new workflow that presents every user with individual terms of service to accept before they can access any of the Cloud Profiles and Social features. When you click Edit Profile, View Profile (your own or another user’s), the People tool, the Messages tool, or the Spaces tool for the first time, you are presented with Blackboard Terms of Service. This is a contract between you and Blackboard.
You must accept the terms of service and provide an email address to be able to access any of those tools.
Your institution may include their policy statement. The terms of service contract however, is between you and Blackboard.
A profile will not be created until you accept the terms of service and complete the Edit Profile page. After a profile has been created, you will have access to the rest of the tools.
You must agree to the Blackboard Terms of Service before you can continue using your previously created Profile, People tool, Messages, and Spaces. You will be asked to agree to the terms of service the first time you access any of the tools.
If you agree to the terms of service, all of your profile information and activity will remain the same. If you decline the terms of service, your existing profile and any activity in the Social Tools, such as wall posts and messages, will be deleted permanently.
The Profile deletion process is irreversible. You can always create a new profile, but it will not “re-attach” to any of the data (for example, posts made to Spaces under their initial Profile).
You can delete your profile from Edit Profile. When you click Delete My Blackboard Profile:
Users accessing xpLor as an instructor are also required to agree to the terms of service and create a profile before accessing xpLor, even if Cloud Profiles is not enabled. Students accessing xpLor resources through a course are not required to agree to the terms of service and create a profile to access the xpLor resource, however they will appear anonymously in xpLor until they do so.
Although you will appear as anonymous in the xpLor interface, the numeric xpLor ID persists and is still mapped on the Learn-side to the Learn user ID, so the submissions to xpLor Assignments and Tests will still appear attributed to the correct user in Learn. However, that data will not be present in any xpLor interface.