How do I add new course menu items?

The course Menu includes the links to content, Blackboard tool, and external resources.

1. Click the blue plus button on the top left corner of the menu

2. To create a Content Area where you will add more content, choose Content Area from the drop down menu

2. To create a Content Area where you will add more content, choose Content Area from the drop down menu

3. Type in a Name for the Content Area, select Availability to students, and click Submit.

3. Type in a Name for the Content Area, select Availability to students, and click Submit.

Selecting the Available to Users check box allows students to access this Content Area immediately. If you do not select it, students will not be able to access this menu item. To change availability later, open the contextual menu to the right to the item and choose the "Show Link".

4. To add a new Tool Link, choose Tool Link from the drop down menu

4. To add a new Tool Link, choose Tool Link from the drop down menu

5a. Name the Tool Link

5a. Name the Tool Link

NOTE: You must select the specific tool from the Type field to which you want the menu item linked. You can rename the tool, but the tool to which you have linked will always be the selected tool

5b. Choose the Tool Type from the dropdown menu, select Availability to Users and click Submit.

5b. Choose the Tool Type from the dropdown menu, select Availability to Users and click Submit.

6a. Create a link to an external site by selecting Web Link

6a. Create a link to an external site by selecting Web Link

6b. Give a name to the Web Link, copy and paste the URL, make it Available to Users, and click Submit

6b. Give a name to the Web Link, copy and paste the URL, make it Available to Users, and click Submit

NOTE: You must include the entire URL address, beginning with the http:\\

7a. To create a direct link to a different part of your course choose Course Link

7a. To create a direct link to a different part of your course choose Course Link

Course links allow you to link to other areas in your course that have already been created. Links can go to areas, folders, and specific items.