Blackboard Help

Creating a hyperlink within the Blackboard course


You can create a link to content in the Blackboard Course itself.

Using the Blackboard Home Page, go to a course.
In the menu that contains [Content], click [Content] or another menu item.


  • Hover the mouse over [Build Content], then click [Course Link] in the column “Create”.

  • Click [browse]

A pop-up opens:

  • Click on the folder or item to which you want to link.
  • At [Name], enter the name of the link.
  • At [Color of Name], pick a color for displaying the name and click [Apply].
  • Under [Options], indicate:
  • Whether the item should be available to users. If so, select [Yes] next to [Permit Users to View this Content].
  • Whether the number of times the item is consulted should be tracked. If so, select [Yes] next to [Track Number of Views].
  • After and until what date and time the item should be available to users.
  • Finally, click [Submit] to make the course link available.
  • Note:
    You can only add an item when the [Edit Mode] is [On].  

If you configure an end time for the availability of the item, it is not visible to users after that end time, but is still visible for the Instructors, Teachers, Course Builders and Teaching Assistants.

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