Basics: Adding an Item (Document File) to the Course

Before adding items to Blackboard, a Content Area needs to be created. See Related Articles for directions.

  1. Hover over Build Content and select Item.
  2. On the Create Item page, type a Name.
  3. Instructions and descriptions may be typed into the text box. If adding a photo, use the circled plus sign icon on the text box tool bar to browse for the photo.

  4. If adding a document, use the Browse option below the text box editor.

  5. Select the Options:
    1. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
    2. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
    3. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect item availability, only when it appears.
  6. Click Submit.
Do not add media files in this manner. See Related Articles for information on adding Media files.

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