Importing Contacts

Surveying large groups of people requires the import of large lists of email addresses. 

To import contacts from a Blackboard Learn class list you must be an instructor or teaching assistant.

  1. Log in to Blackboard and access your course.  
  2. Select Control Panel > Course Tools > Member List.
  3. Locate the Download button for the text (comma-separated).

    NOTE: the system defaults to "display students only" so if you want to include instructors and teaching assistants in the list, please disable the checked option.

  4. Click the Download button.  Note the name of the file and the location where it will be saved.
  5. Log in to Fluid Surveys and select the survey you want to import contacts into.  The Invite icon looks like an envelope and is located near the upper right hand side. If you don't see it, then you don't have permission to send out invites for this particular survey.  Please contact the ICT Service Desk to see about resolving the issue. 
  6. Click the Create New List button on the left hand side of the screen.
  7. Select the and then fill in a name option and click the OK button.
  8. The new contact list will be displayed to you.  
  9. Click on the Add Contacts button.
  10. Select the Import Contacts link from the displayed sub-menu.
  11. Click on the Choose File button.
  12. Navigate to, and select the file you just downloaded from Blackboard.  
  13. Click the Open button.
  14. Fluid Surveys will present a set of checkboxes for columns you'd like to import. The defaults are fine, but if you want more information in your contact list, please select additional checkboxes.
  15. Click the Add Imported Contacts button.
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