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
        Grading
        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
        Respondus
        Rubrics
        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 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.