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Greet Students by Name

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It is possible to create a customized welcome message in your Blackboard course that “automatically” displays the name of the student who is logged in and (optionally) includes the course name and number.  This can help you meet the criteria for Quality Matters Standard 1:  Course Overview and Introduction.

Copy and paste the entire line below into Blackboard to greet student by name and include the course name and number:

Hello, @X@user.full_name@X@! I look forward to our semester together in @X@course.course_name@X@ (@X@course.id@X@).

To customize a greeting, paste the full name, course name or course id code into the part of the sentence where you want it to appear:

Full name: @X@user.full_name@X@

Course name: @X@course.course_name@X@

Course ID: @X@course.id@X@

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