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Add, Delete, and Reorder Files/Folders

Summary


In this document you will learn how to add and customize the files and folders that make up your course site.

Overview

Course sites contain content and tools for teaching and learning. The instructor assigned to the course manages content and tools through the course menu and control panel. Blackboard course sites have two side-by-side frames. The smaller, left-hand frame displays the course menu. The larger, right-hand frame displays content that can be changed by clicking on the links in the course menu. This document focus on managing the files and folders found in a content area in the right-hand frame.

This document assumes that you have logged into blackboard.boisestate.edu and have entered a course site where you have faculty access and there are content areas created on the course site menu.

Add content to content area

  • Click on the content area in the left-hand menu that you wish to put content into
    • The content area will appear in the right-hand frame
    • You will see the following items listed horizontally underneath the name of your content area:
Build Content Assessments Tools Partner Content

Add a folder

  • Click on Build Content
  • Choose > Content Folder
    • The Create Content Form appears
  • Add the name of your folder into the * Name field
    • The rest of the fields are optional
  • Click on Yes next to Permit Users to View this Content
  • Click Submit
  • Click OK
    • You have created a folder. To add items to the folder click on the folder name

Add a file

  • Click on Build Content
  • Choose > Item
    • The Create Item Form appears
  • Add the name of your Item into the * Name field
    • The rest of the fields under 1. Content Information are optional. Any text that you put into the Text box will be shown as part of the item
    • To attach a PDF or WORD file, click the Browse My Computer link, browse to the file you wan to add and click OK
  • Click on Yes next to Permit Users to View this Content
  • Click Submit
  • Click OK
    • You have successfully added an item

Delete a folder or item

  • With edit mode turned on, click on the Contextual Menu Icon (double down arrows) next to the folder or item you wish to delete
  • Choose > Delete
    • A Challenge Menu appears
  • Click OK
    • The folder or item has been deleted

Reorder a folder or item

  • With edit mode turned on, click and hold on the double sided arrow to the left-hand side of the folder or item you would like to move
    • The cursor will change to a four-sided arrow
  • Drag the item or folder up or down and drop it in the desired location

For a video that has information about adding different types of content to the course site click this link

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