Customising your Blackboard Course Menu

The Blackboard course menu as seen by students maps to areas within the Control Panel.

When Blackboard courses are created they have a default menu layout. You may wish to change the menu items by changing the names of the menu items or by adding or removing items.

Change a menu item 

Use this guide to change the name of a menu item.

Add a menu item

Use this guide to add a menu item to your Blackboard course menu.

Delete or hide a menu item

Deleting a course menu item will delete any content that was held under that item. If you are unsure, then follow the steps to hide the item from students instead.

Move a menu or content item

Blackboard menu items and content items can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. This guide shows how this works, and also explains a more accessible method for those who would rather not drag and drop.

Change the course ‘Entry Point’

When a user enters a Blackboard course, the first page they see is the course’s “entry point”. By default, the entry point is set to be the announcements page but this can be changed. 

Edit Course Contacts & Staff Information

Contact and profile information for course instructors will now appear automatically in Course Contacts. Follow this guide on how to edit Course Contacts or to create/retrieve your own Staff Information content area.

Add a Talis Reading List to your menu

Use this guide to add a reading list menu item to your Blackboard course.

Add Past Exam Papers to your menu

Use this guide to add a past exam papers menu item to your Blackboard course.