Faculty Support For Blackboard

Faculty Support For Blackboard
        Browser Plugins
        Changing Your Blackboard                       Password
        Copying Content to a New Shell
        Creating Content
                Adding a File to Your Blackboard                  Course
                Creating a Custom Grade                            Center Column
                Creating a Discussion Forum
                Creating a SafeAssignment
                Creating Assignments
                Creating Hyperlinks
                Creating New Content Areas
                Creating New Content Items
                Creating Tool Links
                Creating Turnitin Assignments
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2010
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2013
        Creating Your Blackboard Profile
        Exporting a Test from Blackboard
        Hiding Older Courses from the                  Current and Historical Courses                Modules
        Importing a Publisher's Course                Cartridge
        Importing a Test to Blackboard
        Logging In To Blackboard
        Making Courses Available to                    Students
        Making Courses Unavailable to                Students
        Posting information
        Removing Students from                          Blackboard Courses
        Responding to a Student in a                    Discussion
        Setting Up LockDown Browser
        Setting Up Weighted Grading
        Technical Support for Blackboard
        Using Blackboard's Video                          Anywhere for Lectures or Video                Discussion Responses
        Using the Forgot Your Password              Link
        Using the Youtube Mashup Tool
Creating New Content Items

Purpose Statement:  
This work instruction shows users how to create items within content areas in Blackboard. Items are used to convey information to students. This document assumes that the user is logged into Blackboard, inside of a course shell, and in a content area.

  1. Hover the mouse over the Build Content button.

  2. The Build Content menu displays.

  3. Click the Item link.

  4. The Create Item screen displays.

  5. In the Name field, enter a name for the item. This is a required field.

  6. If desired, click the Color of Name drop-down menu to modify the text color of the name.

  7. In the Text field, enter the text for the item.

  8. Click the Submit button. The Item displays in the content area.