e-learning Staff Notices

TEL Tip: Use Items to Organise Blackboard Content

Blackboard module pages that look like a series of individual files and links can be visually unengaging for students. When building content, it may be better to use Items to build more interesting pages and provide context to your files and links.

To do this, click Build Content, then Item.

Blackboard Item

This brings up a window which allows you to add and format text, add lists, links, images and videos, and attach multiple files.

Item Interface

Use the icon with four arrows to open and close full screen mode, and the chevron icon to expand and minimise the command ribbon. You can also use the preview button to check how the content will look

Once you have finished, click submit and the content will appear at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning Unit at

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