Customizing Your Blackboard Course Menu

Your course menu provides you and your students access to the course content.  The menu items and the order in which they appear are fully customizable and can be arranged based upon the preferences and priorities of the instructor.

 These features are only available when Edit Mode is ON.

Rename a Menu Item

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the menu item's name.
  2. Click Rename Link.
    rename link
  3. Enter the new name.
  4. When finished, click on the greek check mark to Save.

Add Items to Your Menu

  1. Click on the plus sign (+) in the upper left corner of the course menu.
    plus sign
  2. Choose what you would like to add to your menu. Common choices are outlined below:
    1. Content Area: a new content area can be used to add additional readings, files, videos, etc. to your course. 
    2. Tool Link: a tool link will create a menu item linking directly to the tool you've selected. Calendar, TurningPoint 8, Announcements, and Discussions are all examples of tools in Blackboard.
    3. Web Link: when clicked on, a web link will automatically take users to the URL linked to in this area.

Delete Menu Items

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the menu item's name.
  2. Click Delete.
    delete link
  3. Confirm that you want to delete by clicking Delete this menu item.
  4. Confirm again by clicking Delete.
  5. The item will be removed from your menu.

Reorder Menu Items

  1. Hover over the menu item you want to reorder. Note the double-headed arrow that appears, allowing the reordering of menu items up or down.
  2. Click the double-headed arrow next to the menu item and hold the left mouse button as you drag the menu item to the desired order location.
    reorder menu
    1. Alternatively, you can use the Keyboard Accessible Reordering icon (double arrow above the course menu). Click the icon and from the new window, select the item to move, click the up or down arrow buttons to move to the desired location and click Submit.
      accessible menu reorder

Details

Article ID: 40934
Created
Tue 10/17/17 3:35 PM
Modified
Mon 9/17/18 11:20 AM