The menu within your course should allow students to easily navigate your content. This area can be customized to match the language, content, and organization of your course. This can allow you ways to match your syllabus, provide useful links, and much more.
Types of Menu Items
Content Area: Think of these as folders to organize your content. You can name a content folder anything you wish. On the default menu, there are several content areas, for example, the syllabus, course content, links, assignments, and tests areas on the default menu are all simply course areas.
Module Page: These pages are unique in that they allow you to created pages with pre-created modules that can provide a variety of features. The Home Page on the default menu is an example of a module page.
Blank Page: These pages allow you to create an area that you can add straight content or files to.
Tool Link: These can be very useful. Tools in Blackboard such as discussion boards, calendar, email, etc. can all be added to the course menu directly to prevent users from needing to hunt for them.
Web Link: You can add the link to any website directly to the course menu so that students can easily access it.
Course Link: These allow you to jump the students to a specific item, document, or content area that may be deep in the course structure. Again, this can help to alleviate confusion trying to find a specific area or content.
Subheaders and Dividers: These items allow you to organize the menu into sections. By adding a few dividers, a long menu can quickly become easier to read.
How to Add a Menu Item
Hover over the ‘plus’ sign at the top of the menu.
Select the type of menu item you wish to add.
Fill in the details about the menu item.
Click the submit button.
How to Edit Menu Item
By default, all new items are added to the bottom of the course menu. If you want to move it, or you need to adjust any of the settings for the item, this is a simple process.
Begin by hovering over the item, you will notice that it becomes highlighted and icons appear on the left and right side of it. Click on the four direction arrow to the left to drag and reorder. Click on the down arrow to the right to edit.