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.