Exchange simple messages with other people who use Blackboard.
My Blackboard messages are not the same as course messages or email. You do not have to be online at the same time as other people to send and receive messages. You do have to be logged into Blackboard to send and receive My Blackboard messages.
If your institution makes Enhanced Profiles available, you can message a user from their profile card. If profile cards display only a user's name, avatar, nickname, about me information, and academic discipline, your institution does not have Enhanced Profiles.