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Blackboard Learn: Add Information

Types of Information

The types of information you can have in Blackboard Learn include:

  • Item – a rich-text area that can hold multiple files or other content with a content page.
  • File – upload a Word document, Excel document, PDF document, etc.
  • Blank Page – a rich-text document that you can create directly from within Blackboard Learn

Before adding information you will need to decide where you would like the information to live. You may want to use an existing content area, or you may want to create a new one:

  1. Log into Blackboard Learn, and enter the course.
  2. Make sure that Edit Mode is set to ON at the top right‐hand corner of the page.
  3. a screenshot of the Edit Mode Toggle set to ON
  4. You can add information to an existing content area, or create a new one. Let’s create a new content area called “Information.” To do this, click the plus sign at the top left of the course navigation box, and select Content Area.
  5. a screenshot of the plus sign and the Content Area command highlighted by a red arrow
  6. In the box, type a title, make it Available to Users, and click Submit.
  7. a screenshot of the Name field and the Submit button highlighted by a red arrow
  8. The “Information” content area will appear at the bottom of the course navigation menu. Click its title.
  9. a screenshot of the Content Area with the new Information area highlighted by a red arrow
  10. Once inside the empty “Information” content area, click the Build Content button. Here you will see the different types of information you can add to Blackboard Learn. We’ll be dealing with Item, File, and Blank Page

a screenshot of the Build Content drop down menu

Add an Item

  1. From the Build Content button, click Item. Type a name, description, and if you wish, you may add multiple attachments by clicking Browse My Computer, or Browse Content Collection.
  2. a screenshot of the Content Information screen with Name and Description highlighted by red arrows a screenshot of the Attach a File option
  3. Scroll down and click Submit.
  4. a screenshot of the Submit button circled with a red circle
  5. The Item will display as an object on the page, already displaying all its information.

a screenshot of the Sample Item as it appears to students

Add a File

  1. From the Build Content button, click Item. Type a name, description, and if you wish, you may add multiple attachments by clicking Browse My Computer, or Browse Content Collection.
  2. a screenshot of the Select File menu with Name and Find File highlighted by a red arrow
  3. Scroll down and click Submit.
  4. a screenshot of the Submit button circled in red
  5. The File will display as a clickable link to the file you uploaded.
  6. a screenshot of the Sample FIle as it appears in the content area
  7. Students will click the link to the file and it will start to download.

Add a Blank Page

  1. From the Build Content button, click Blank Page. Add in content as needed. Click Submit.
    • a. Title
    • b. Content
    a screenshot of the Blank Page menu with the name and Content areas highlighted by circled A and B
  2. The Blank Page will display as a clickable title link.
  3. a screenshot of the Blank Page as it appears in the content area
  4. The link will lead to the rich text information you created.

a screenshot of the student view of the Sample Blank Page

For additional support, visit http://uhd.edu/bbhelpform

Last updated 11/20/2019 8:06 AM