How to Add Social Media Accounts

  • Once you access your Blackboard account, you can place your social media accounts into Bb Social Media Manager. You will need to select the default media account if adding multiple accounts. You will then need to configure the global settings for social media. 


    Add Social Media

    1. Click the Settings button on the main menu.
    2. Click Social Media from the secondary menu.

    Social Media Accounts scree


    Add Facebook

    1. Click the school Name to add the account.

      SMM accounts screen

    2. Click the Facebook icon.
    3. Type the Facebook Login and Password and click Login.
    4. Select the school from the list, and then click Add.

      A new link appears with the Facebook page. Repeat this process for each Facebook feed for each school.


    Add Twitter

    1. Click the school Name to add the account.
    2. Click the Twitter icon.

      Authorize PL on Twitter

    3. Type the Twitter Username or Email and Password.
    4. Click Authorize app.
    5. Select the school from the list, and then click Add.

      A new link appears with the Twitter information. Repeat this process for each Twitter feed for each school.


    Select the Default Account

    Some of the schools have more than one Facebook or Twitter pages. With the Default Accounts feature, add in as many feeds as needed, and select one as the primary account.

    1. Click the Settings; button on the main menu.
    2. Click Social Media from the secondary menu.
    3. Click the school Name to select the account.
    4. Click the Facebook or Twitter feed to be the default.

      Lake Park Example screen

    5. Select Default Account and click Done.

    Once you add the social media through Settings, the social media options will be available as message choices in the Send Message feature.