The most common Course Menu item to add to your course shell is a Content Area. In a Content Area, you can add any type of content you want, include assessments, and links to different Blackboard course tools.
To add a Content Area to your course shell:
- At the top of the Course Menu, hover over the plus sign.
- Click Content Area.
- Enter a name for your Course Menu item. Tip: Keep the name short, otherwise it will not all display on the Course Menu.
- If you want students to be able to see the content at this time, click Available to Users. Students will not be able to see the Course Menu link you have added unless this box is checked.
- Click Submit.
Your new Course Menu item will be added to the bottom of your Course Menu. You can rearrange the order of the Course Menu links. The color of the item you have added will likely be very close to the background color of the Course Menu. Once you click on this link once, it will be easier to see.