Adding Web Links (URL)

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Adding Web Links (URL)

Adding Web Links (URL)

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

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

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

  1. Type in the name of your Web Link.

  1. Type in the URL. It must be in the correct format, such as

Tip. Copy the URL from your browser and paste it into this page.

  1. 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.

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

  1. Set the options you want with folder.

  1. 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.

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

  1. Click on the Submit button to add your folder.

The image below illustrates the appearance of a Web link.

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