Blackboard Building Content

Blackboard Resources Building Content PDF

Blackboard Build Content Menu Item


An item can contain text, audio, movies, files, images, and mashups. If you add text, you can format it using the content editor functions.

Item Handout PDF


An HTML file that you can use in your course. These files can be viewed as a page within your course or as a seperate piece of content in a seperate browser window.

File Handout PDF

Audio / Image / Video

Upload files from your computer and incorporate them in a course area.

Audio/Image/Video Handout PDF


Link to an outside website or resource.

Weblink Handout PDF

Learning Module

A set of content that includes a structured path for progressing through the items.

Lesson Plan

A special content type that combines information about the lesson itself with the curriculum resources used to teach it.


Enables you to attach an existing syllabus file or build a course syllabus by walking through a series of steps.

Course Link

A shortcut to an item, tool, or area in a course.

Course Link Handout PDF

Content Folder

A course area that contains content items. Folders allow content to be structured with a hierarchy or categories.

Blank Page

The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as a link in a course area. Blank pages present content in a different way than items do. There is no description that appears below the title of the page. Users see your content only after clicking the lin

Module Page

A page containing dynamic personalized content modules that help users keep track of tasks, tests, assignments, and new content created in the course


Mashups allow you to include content in a course that is from an external website. Three types of mashups are ava ilable:

  • Flickr Photo®: Link to a site for viewing and sharing photographic images

  • SlideShare: Link to a site for viewing and sharing PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, or Adobe PDF Portfolios

  • YouTube™: Link to a site for viewing and sharing online videos

Mashups Handout PDF