Creating Tool Links

Purpose Statement:  
This work instruction shows users how to create tool links in Blackboard. Tool links are used to provide access to key tools, such as Journals, Blogs, and Wikis. This document assumes that the user is logged into Blackboard, inside of a course shell, and in a content area.

1.   From the left-hand navigation menu, hover the mouse over the Add Menu Item button. 

The Add Menu Item menu displays.

2. From the Add Menu Item menu, click the Tool Link link.

The Add Tool Link window displays.

3. In the Name field, enter a name for the new tool link.

4. From the Type drop-down menu, select the tool to which the link should be created. In this example, a Tool Link to Announcements is being created.

5. Click to select the Available to Users checkbox.
NOTE: If you are creating a content area that students should not see, do not select this checkbox.

6. Click the Submit button. The new tool link displays at the bottom of the left-hand navigation menu.