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Distance Education Frequently Asked Questions

DistEd FAQ

Now that the template is blank, how do I add back menu items to put my course content into?

To add a menu item in Blackboard, hover your mouse over the + sign above the menu structure and then click Content Area, make sure the checkbox is checked by Available to Users and then click Submit.

hover over the plus sign in the navigation area and then click content areaname the content area, click the available to users checkbox, click Submit

It is recommended that you add a Content Area for each “Module” or “Section” so that you can provide bite sized chunks of information to your students. Once you’ve created a Content Area you can then add course content into each of those sections.

How do I add an Announcements link back into the menu of my course?

  1. Hover your mouse of the + sign above the menu structure and then click Tool Link.
  2. Name the Tool Link Announcements, or whatever you would like it to be called.
  3. In the Type dropdown box select Announcements.
  4. Click the checkbox beside Available to Users.
  5. Click Submit.

I added the Announcements link back into the menu but want this to be where the course opens to:

  1. Click Teaching Style in the Customization section of the Control Panel.
  2. In the Select Course Entry Point section choose Announcements in the dropdown box.

click Teaching Style in the Customization section of the Control Panelin the select course entry point section choose announcements in the dropdown box