Generally, content such as files, text areas, links, and images or other media are placed on pages called “Content Areas” in Blackboard.
By default, every course has one content area named “Course Materials,” but you can add new content areas to the course menu or set up folders, which are essentially just new content areas.
If you will be adding a lot of material or links to Blackboard you will want to organize it to help students navigate through it. One basic unit of organization is the Folder. You can place many folders on one Content Area. When you click on the folder to open it, you see a new content area to which you can place files, links, more folders, etc.
Tips for Creating a Well-Organized Course
- CTL video » Designing Content for your Online Course (video link) [8mins]
- A basic rule of website design literacy is to be consistent when labeling content. This will make it much easier for students to use your course successfully. For example:
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