The new Bb Learn profile address asks you to give it a "primary email address".
This is to confirm your identity in case you ever attend or teach at another school that uses Blackboard. It isn't used for any other purpose.
Providing this email address is optional. Clicking the link in the confirmation email is optional.
You don't need to confirm your email address to continue using Blackboard at Chico State!
Providing an email address doesn't change where Bb Learn emails are sent!
All email sent to you such as notifications and course email will continue to go to your official Chico State email account (Wildcat mail for students, Exchange email for faculty). You can always forward that email anywhere else.