Links to websites may be added in a Blackboard course to provide quick access to resources on the Internet.


Step 1: Open the Content Area where you would like your web link to appear.




Step 2 : Once you are in your Content Area, you will be able to access the Action Bar. Mouseover Build Content and click on Web Link.



Step 3: Type in the name of your Web Link.


Step 4: Type in the URL. It must be in the correct format, such as http://www.umflint.edu/. Tip:  Copy the URL from your browser and paste it into this page.


Step 5: After you have named your item, you may add text to describe your item. This text will be shown directly underneath your item.


Optionally, attach a file using one of the following option:

  • To upload a file from your computer, click Browse My Computer.
  • To upload a file from your content collection folder, click Browse Content Collection.

Step 6: Select Yes for Open in New Window to display the content in a new browser window outside of the course’s content frame.


Step 7: Set the options you want with folder.

Step 8: Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content for student visibility. If you would like to choose a later time, click the Display After item and choose a date and time restriction for the folder to be deployed.  If you would like to display the folder till a certain date, click Display Until and choose a date and time restriction for the folder to be invisible for students.

Step 9: Click Yes on Track Number of Views  if you would like to know how many times students visit your folder.

Step 10: Click on the Submit button to add your folder.

The image below illustrates the appearance of a Web link.