Content Types

  • Build Content - Create folders to organize files, images, external links, etc. You can also add media that is pulled from an external websites through the Mashup tool.
  • Assessments – Create Tests, Surveys, Assignments, and SafeAssignments that link automatically to the Grade Center.
  • Tools – Add a link to all Blackboard Tools.

Add & Organize Basic Content

Add Content

  1. Select a Content Area from your Course Menu (Content, for instance.)
  2. Click or hover over Build Content.
  3. Select Item.
  4. Type the Name of the file.
  5. Choose either Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection to add a file from your computer or Blackboard Learn’s content collection respectively.
  6. Set any of the Standard Options you’d like.
  7. Click Submit when you’ve finished.

When you save a file, DO NOT use any special characters (#, !, &, etc). The filename of any file you submit must include only letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores and it must end with a file extension.

Create a Folder

  1. Select a Content Area from your Course Menu (Content, for instance.)
  2. Click or hover over Build Content.
  3. Select Content Folder.
  4. Type the Name of the folder.
  5. Add a description of the folder in the Text field.
  6. Choose any of the desired Options.
  7. Click Submit.

Add Content to a Folder

  1. Navigate to the folder you’d like to add content to and click the title to open it.
  2. Add the desired content using the drop-down menus (Build Content, Assessments, or Tools) in the Action Bar.

Delete Content

  1. With Edit Mode set to ON, click on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the item name.
  2. Choose Delete from the list and confirm.

Add Additional Content Types

Add a Web Link

  1. Select a Content Area from your Course Menu (Content, for instance.)
  2. Click or hover over Build Content.
  3. Select Web Link.
  4. Add a Name and a fully-qualified (including the http://) URL.
    The safest way to get the exact address of a site is to navigate to it and copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
  5. Add a description if desired.
  6. Click Submit.

Create a Learning Module

  1. Select a Content Area from your Course Menu (Content, for instance.)
  2. Click or hover over Build Content.
  3. Select Learning Module.
  4. Type in the Name of the module.
  5. If desired, add a description of the module in the Text field.
  6. Select any Options you’d like.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Add content to this new module using the Action Bar items (Build Content, Assessments, or Tools).

Create an Assignment

  1. Select a Content Area from your Course Menu (Content, for instance.)
  2. Click or hover over Assessments.
  3. Select Assignment.
  4. Type in the Name of your new assignment.
  5. If desired, add a description of the module in the Text field.
  6. Set your assignment’s Points Possible (included in your Grade Center automatically).
  7. Set any additional Options you’d like.
  8. Click Submit.