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Blackboard Learn: Add a Course Link

A course link is a link to an already existing page within a course.

1. Log into Blackboard and enter the course.

2. Make sure the Edit Mode is set to ON at the top right-hand corner of the page.

blackboard course page showing that Edit Mode is ON in the top right corner.

3. You can only add course links to a content area. Enter the content area to where you want to add a course link. For example, you may wish to organize your content by chapter, and add course links to a PowerPoint Presentation, an Essay Assignment, a discussion forum, and a test.

Content area called "Chapter 3 Files" where the course link will be added.

4. Once inside the content area, click the Build Content button. In the drop-down that appears, select Course Link.
selecting the build content button will show a drop down menu with multiple options including Course Link
5. Next, to Choose Item, click the Browse… button. A pop-up will appear with a list of all folders and files within your course. Click the item you wish to link.
The Page will contain the choose item where you can browse for a course link, add the name, location and description.
6. As soon as you click the file you wish to link to, the pop-up will disappear and the file name will be present in the “Name” field. You may edit the Name field at this point without compromising the file. Do not alter any text within the Location field. You can also select Date and Time Restrictions if needed.
course link information with fields populated, and the options restricting user access by dates, highlighted.
7. Scroll down and Click Submit.
Submit bar at the bottom of the options page. The submit button is located on the bottom right corner.
8. The course link will appear to students as a clickable line of text with an underline. The actual file is still located in the original folder; you only created a link to the file.
the deployed course link will have a chain at the top of the icon.
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