Teaching Tools

Creating a content folder

Blackboard Quick Tips FSE eLearning

Content Folders are virtual folders used to organise and store documents within your Blackboard space. Below you will find instructions on how to add a content folder to your Blackboard space.

Image of a content folder in Blackboard.
  • Check that Edit Mode is set to ON.  If Edit Mode is off click to toggle from OFF to ON.
Image of the Blackboard menu option Edit Mode.  The menu option is set to on.
  • Open the area within Blackboard that you’d like to add the content to. For example, Course Content, Assessment and Feedback.
Blackboard menu showing menu options including Course Content, Assessment and Feedback.
  • Hover over the Build Content tool menu to reveal menu option
Image showing the Build Content Menu and relevant sub menu options.
  • Select Content Folder.

Setting up your folder

In the Create Content Folder window enter information as follows:

Content Folder information:

  • Name: Enter a name for the folder
  • Colour of Name: Can be left as the default colour black.
  • Text:  It is optional to enter a brief description of the folder contents in the text box.   The description will appear below the folder name. 

Standard Options:

  • Permit Users to View this Content must be set to Yes for students to be able to see the folder.
  • Track Number of Views can be left as No.
  • Select Date and Time Restrictions can be used to control the date and time which a folder is visible to students.  To use these options, tick the checkbox next to Display After / Display Until boxes and enter an appropriate time.  
Imaging showing the standard options menu settings.
  • Click Submit to create your folder.