Create a Folder

What is it?

After creating your Learning Modules in the course content area, you may now want to add folders within them or create separate folders in addition to your Learning Modules.

What does it do?

By creating a folder within a Learning Module, you will be able to organise your Learning Module topics into sub-topics. You can also create a standalone folder in your course content that is separate from your Learning Modules for materials that may not specifically be related to a topic in the Learning Modules, for example a course glossary or class information. It may also be a case that you have a module that does not cover a lot of ground so a folder might be sufficient to hold a smaller amount of information.

  • A way to further organise module topics into sub-topics making accessing module information more user-friendly and easier to locate.
  • Allows you to create a standalone folder out with the Learning Module to hold a smaller amount of information whereby a Learning Module would not be required
  • Also allows a place to store information that may not be related to the topics in the Learning Modules and gives you the option to differentiate general course material from the teaching material

What should I know?

To create a standalone folder

Step 1: To create a separate folder to your leaning modules, select the plus tool beneath the Course Content title (outside of the Learning Module box outline) and it will highlight purple when you hover over it.

Blackboard Ultra module course content showing a learning module

Step 2: Select Create

Screenshot of the course content area of a module/organisation. The plus sign has been clicked in order to add content, and the menu with the content options is open.

Step 3: Select Folder

Blackboard Ultra module showing the Create Item menu

Step 4: To the left of the screen, a form will appear. Hover over the folder title to change its name. Save your work when done.

Note: The folder title will be pre-populated with ‘New Folder’ and then the current date.

Blackboard Ultra module showing the Create Folder menu

Step 5: A standalone folder you have just created will look like this in comparison to the Learning Module on the image below. You can edit the folder name and description again by clicking on the three dots to open the menu and selecting the pencil icon as below.

Blackboard Ultra module course content showing a folder and an empty learning module
To create a folder within a Learning Module

Step 1: Within the Learning Module, select the ‘plus’ tool. It will highlight purple when you hover over it.

Blackboard Ultra module course content showing a learning module

Step 2: Create your folder by following the directions of step 2-4 of the standalone folder guide as above. The process is the same.

Step 3: You have now created a folder within your Learning Module. In comparison to the standalone folder outside of the module, the two types of folder should look like this:

Blackboard Ultra module course content showing a folder and a learning module with a folder
Updated on 08/09/2021

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