Johns Hopkins University offers students, faculty, and staff the option of using a Preferred First Name within select University systems. This Summer, the Student Information System (SIS) started setting the Preferred Name from Preferred First Name in myJH.
On Monday, August 12th, we will start automatically updating the Blackboard First Name for students and faculty from the SIS. If you have set your Blackboard First Name, and notice that it has reverted, please follow the instructions at https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/registrar/students/preferred-name/specifying-your-preferred-name to set your Preferred First Name in myJH. Please allow at least 24 hours for changes to propagate to other systems.
Phishing scams use fraudulent emails to get users to reveal confidential information. Such emails usually look like they come from a legitimate organization such as Blackboard but contain links to illegitimate sites.
Blackboard has become aware of a mass phishing scam targeting customers using Blackboard Learn. To be clear, Blackboard Learn has not been hacked -- these are emails sent directly from a spammer to emails it may have harvested by spidering the institution's websites for email addresses.
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