If you want students to have direct access to one of Blackboard's tools, you can add a Tool Link to your Course Menu. One of the most common tool links to add is the Discussion Board.
Follow these steps to add a Tool Link to your Course Menu:
- Hover over the plus sign at the top of your Course Menu.
- Click Tool Link.
- In the Type contextual menu chevron, choose the specific tool you want to create a link to.
- Type the name of the link as you want it displayed on the Course Menu. Note: Many faculty choose to name the link the same as the name of the tool.
- Click Available to Users. By default, students cannot see the link you are creating, and will not be able to access the tool in Blackboard.
- Click Submit
As with adding a Content Area, when a Tool Link is added to a Course Menu, it is added to the bottom of the Course Menu.