1.4.4 Adding and deleting menu links to tools and content areas; re-ordering links (2m58s)

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1.4.4 Adding and deleting menu links to tools and content areas; re-ordering links

If you plan on assigning non-Blackboard learning activities in addition to using Blackboard’s tools to have discussions, to collect papers etc, for now, rename the Learning Activities link to Non-Blackboard Learning Activities.[BEEP] If you are sure that you will be using only Blackboard tools, you delete the Learning Activities area via the hidden action button. [BEEP]

You can add areas for tools later, during the semester; for now, before the semester starts, let’s add a menu item to link to the Blackboard email tool: this tool allows you and your students to email all, some, a group or just one member of the class. Click on the plus icon in the action bar, then on Tool link. Name it "Email," then in the Type drop-down select “Email.” Make available to Users and "Submit."[BEEP]

Note that the newly created menu link appears at the bottom of the menu. First, click on the Syllabus link. Then, use the hidden re-order icon on the left of any menu link to move it up or down. [BEEP]

Next step. In the menu’s action bar, use the plus icon to create a content area for your Syllabus Quiz. If you plan on making more tests available via Blackboard, name this area “Tests.” [BEEP] For now, leave the “Make it Available” checkbox unchecked. Next, at the bottom of the menu, click the newly created "Tests" link, then in the action bar click on "Assessments," then “Test.” Select the syllabus quiz you created in your home office and click on "Submit." [BEEP] Next, set the test options: they are pretty straightforward. Click on "More Help" in the top banner if needed. Three recommendations: 1) Do not check “Forced Completion”. 2) If you use timer, check the Auto-Submit "ON" and 3) Limit the display time. [BEEP] Finally, once again, click on "Submit" when finished! [BEEP] Notice that the square box with the diagonal bar on the right of the Tests link indicates that it is not visible and hence not available to students. We’ll make it available a bit later. [BEEP]