Course Menu Resources

If you are very new to Blackboard, the following video will give you a quick overview of some of it's most common features.

The Blackboard Minimum Usage Requirements stipulate that certain items must be included in every course on Blackboard. To ensure consistency of student experience, the following links should appear on the Course Menu on the left side of your Blackboard Course:

  • Course Home Page
  • Getting Started
  • Instructor Information
  • Syllabus, Schedule &Policies
  • Learning Materials
  • Course Email
  • My Grades
  • Adobe Connect
  • Blackboard Help
  • Learning Support

Many of these links should already appear in your menu. If they do not, sign into your Blackboard course and use the following instructions and video tutorials to add them:

    To add Course Home Page:

  1. Hover your mouse over the plus sign in the top-left corner of the course menu.

  2. Click on the second option: "Module Page".

  3. Name the item "Course Home Page".

  4. Check the box next to "Available to Users".

  5. Click "Submit".

    To add Getting Started, Syllabus & Schedule, or Learning Materials:

These three menu items are known as "content areas".

The following video explains how to add content areas to the course menu.

When adding your own content areas, simply follow these instructions and substitute the appropriate names.

    To add Instructor Information, Course Email, or My Grades:

These three menu items are known as "tool links".

The following video explains how to add tool links to the course menu.

When adding tool links for these three items, use the following details:

Name

Type

Instructor Information

Contacts

Course Email

Email

My Grades

My Grades


To add Blackboard Help or Student Support:

These two menu items are known as "web links".
The following video explains how to add web links to the course menu.
When adding web links for these two items, use the following details:

NameURL
Blackboard Helphttp://ccit.dtcc.edu/student-help-center
Learning Supporthttps://www.dtcc.edu/student-resources/learning-support