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Creating a Course Tool Link

Article ID: 618
Last updated: 24 Jul, 2020

The instructions below show how to add a Tool Link to the course menu found on the left side of a Blackboard course.

  1. Click on the circle-plus icon (1) on the upper left-hand corner of the course menu.
  2. Click Tool Link from the resulting menu (2).



     
  3. Give the Tool Link a name (3)
  4. Pull down the Type menu and select the desired tool to link to (e.g. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) (4)
  5. Check the box Available to Users (5) if you want your students to have access to the tool.




    You can create a Tool Link for various Blackboard tools including but not limited to:
  • Announcements
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Blackboard Help
  • Blogs
  • Calendar
  • Cengage Learning MindLinks™ Tools
  • Contacts
  • Course Messages
  • Discussion Board
  • Email
  • Glossary
  • Goal Performance
  • Groups
  • Journals
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Media Gallery
  • My Grades
  • Panopto Course Tool Application
  • Pearson's MyLab & Mastering (Tools)
  • Portfolios Homepage
  • Purchase Course Materials
  • Research & Adopt Course Materials
  • Roster
  • SensusAccess
  • Tasks
  • Tools Area
  • Wikis
  1. Click Submit.



     
  2. The link will appear on the course menu on the left side of the course.
  3. Click the tool link to access the tool.

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