Create a Course Menu Item

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014 10:53AM PDT
You can add, edit, and delete menu items from your Course Menu.
  1. Hover over the plus sign above the course menu. A drop-down list appears.
  2. Select the type of content to create.
  3. Type a Name. Complete any other required text boxes, such as URL for Web Link.
  4. Select the Available to Users (students) check box to enable users to see the link on the course menu. | (NOTE: You can create content ahead of time, make it unavailable, and then make it available at the appropriate time.)
  5. Click Submit. 

The course menu is a useful tool for organizing and presenting content to your students. Try to limit the number of links included in the course menu. Use content areas to hold related items and give your course organization and structure.

  Tool Link Button

Course Menu options
The following table lists the types of content and tools you can include on the course menu. You can also include subheaders and divider lines to help visually organize the links for your users.



Content area

Content areas hold all of your course materials. You create, link, and manage them on the course menu. After you create a content area, you can add content to it, such as online lectures, multimedia, tests, and communication tools.
To learn more, see Create Course Areas for Content.

Blank page

The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as links on the course menu. Include blank pages on the course menu for critical information, as too many links on the course menu can overwhelm students. Remove blank pages from the course menu as soon as the information is no longer needed.

Tool link

Create a link to an available tools in your course, such as the calendar, email, or journals. By default, the "Tools" link which links to all available tools, is on all SDSU Blackboard courses

Course link

Create a shortcut to an existing area, tool, or item within a course.

Web link

Create a link to a URL to provide quick access to a resource on the internet.

Module page

A module is an independent unit or lesson. Modules are usually self-contained and students can access them in any order, making them suitable for self-paced courses. For example, an astronomy course might present each planet's information and assignments as a distinct module so that students can select which planet to explore first. Modules can be quite complicated to use.


A subheader is not a link. You can group related links under a subheader to help users find information quickly. For example


A divider is a line that visually divides the course menu to help users find information quickly. After you create it, you can move it to the appropriate position.