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Create an Item

An item can contain text, audio, movies, files, images, and mashups. Using the Content Editor, any text written is editable within Blackboard. 

Creating an Item from the Build Content menu:

To create an Item:

  1. With Edit Mode ON, click on the Build Content button.

    Build Content menu item


  2. A contextual menu will appear.
  3. Click Item link. 

    Create Item in drop-down menu

  4. On the Create Item page, type a Name for the file.

    Create New Item data entry field

  5. Optionally, type instructions or a description in the Content Editor. 

    Create Item essay box
    For more information about using the Content Editor, see Content Editor documentation.

  6. If you have an attachment to add to the Item, click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.

    Drop-down menu to select an attachment

    1. The attachment will be linked to this Item and saved in Course Files under Course Management.


  7. Select the Options for the Item:
    Standard Options Menu

    1. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content if the content is ready to viewed by students. Select NO, if not. 
    2. Click Yes or No to track number of views.
    3. Select dates and times to Display After and Display Until, if you desire to add date restrictions to this Item.
      1. Display restrictions do not affect item availability, only when it appears.

  8. Click Submit.

    Click submit button