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Adding Files and Links to Blackboard

Files and hyperlinks can be added to any Content Area or Folder on Blackboard. At the top of a Content Area or Folder you'll see the buttons "Build Content", "Create Assessment", "Add Interactive Tool", etc.  Adding Files and Links is part of "Building Content"

NOTE - In Blackboard you can add files and links many different Content Areas or Folders - not just to one "Resources" section as in UAS Online.  You can also mix content and assessments within the same Content Area or Folder.

Move your mouse cursor over the "Build Content" button and you'll see a variety of choices.

Build Content Menu

Adding a File

A file may be uploaded placed in a Content Area by adding either an "Item" or a "File".  The advantage of using a Blackboard Item is that a description can be added. In both cases you can restrict or time limit availability.  To place files in "Categories" as on UAS Online, you would create a sub-folder with a name and description and place files and links in that folder.

Details: Creating a Blackboard Item (pdf)

Adding an External Link

Choose "URL" to add a hyperlink with description.  Paste the web address in the box labeled URL and add a name and description.  You can also attach files and restrict availability.

Adding a Folder

Choose "Content Folder" to create a subfolder to organize your course content and activities.  The folder will have a name and description and its availability can be restricted.

Once you have created a folder click on its name to go inside.  There you'll see the buttons for "Build Content", "Create Assessment" etc. Each folder is a new content area.

Editing existing files, items, links, folders

Next to the name of each Blackboard component is a drop-down menu.  Use this menu to edit, delete, move, copy or change availability.

Edit a Folder


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