Can I change my Blackboard course menu?

Yes! The course menu, which appears on the left side of every page in your Blackboard course site, is initially a default one, but you have many options for changing it.

“Content area” is Blackboard’s term for a link in your course’s left-hand menu under which you can organize all sorts of course content, including files, text, links, etc. They are also sometimes referred to as “content folders.”

To add a content area to your course,

  1. Click the + icon on the top-left side of your Blackboard course site. A dropdown menu will open.
  2. Select the Content Area option. The “Add Content Area” pop-up window will open.
  3. Enter a name for your new content area.
  4. Select the “Available to Users” checkbox if you want students to be able to see the content area right away; if you’d rather set up the content area before it’s visible to students, leave this box unchecked.
  5. Click the Submit button.

You’re all set! A link to your new content area will show up as the last item in your course menu. If you want to reorder it, follow the directions below.

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