Introduction to Adding Content Folders in Blackboard Learn 9.1

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A short tutorial introducing adding Content Folders in Blackboard Learn 9.1. This tutorial is part of initial VLE training for colleagues at the University of Leeds.

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Introduction to Adding Content Folders in Blackboard Learn 9.1

  1. 1. Introduction to Adding Content Folders Blackboard Learn 9.1 Kirsten Thompson | University of Leeds
  2. 2. In this tutorial we are going to explore adding Content Folders.
  3. 3. Make sure Edit Mode is ON.
  4. 4. Enter a Content Area e.g. Learning Resources
  5. 5. Folders can be added from the Content Area Action Bar.
  6. 6. Hover your mouse over Add Content and select Content Folder.
  7. 7. Name the Folder e.g. week 1. You may also like to use the textbox to add a description, image, icon or anything else useful to make explicit the purpose of the folder and the content within.
  8. 8. To access all textbox editor features, select the chevron-shaped icon to expand it.
  9. 9. Expand the textbox editor by dragging the bottom right-hand corner.
  10. 10. By default, the folder will be available and visible to your students immediately; if your module area is already available to students, you may wish to make the folder unavailable whilst you set it up.
  11. 11. If you would like to track access to module materials and run Reports on usage, you need to select Yes to Track Number of Views for each folder, piece of content and tool you add. Historic reporting data is retained for a maximum of 30 days at the University.
  12. 12. Date and time restrictions can also be set for folders, content and tools. More advanced Adaptive Release rules can also be set once the folder has been created.
  13. 13. Once all options have been chosen, select Submit to create your folder. If you are happy with the default settings and the folder name is clear and meaningful, you do not need to engage with all the presented options, just be aware of the flexibility they provide.
  14. 14. The week 1 folder is now available.
  15. 15. Hovering the mouse over the folder reveals the Action Link arrowhead and clicking on it reveals advanced features, including editing and deleting the folder.
  16. 16. Deleting a folder will delete all materials within it.
  17. 17. Folders can be entered selecting the underlined link.
  18. 18. Once inside the folder, you can add further folders e.g. Lecture Materials and Seminar Materials. Also notice the module navigation breadcrumbs now display the current location (inside the week 1 folder).
  19. 19. End

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