Add a Web Link to a Blackboard Course

Add a Web Link Within a Blackboard Course

  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to your course.
  2. Navigate to the section you’d like to insert the link (e.g. Course Documents).
    Course Menu - Course Documents
  3. Click Build Content.
    Bb Build Content
  4. Click Web Link.
    Bb Build Content Menu WebLink
  5. Enter in the link Name (how it will appear to students in Blackboard) and the URL (e.g. WebLink InfoNote: The full URL is required, including the “http://”. You may copy and paste the link from your browser’s address bar to easily get the full URL.Browser AddressBar
  6. Leave the box next to “This link is to a Tool Provider” unchecked.
  7. Scroll down until you see Web Link Options.
  8. Ensure “Open in New Window” is set to Yes.
    Bb WebLink NewWin
  9. Scroll all the way down and hit Submit.
    Bb Submit

Add a Web Link to the Course Menu (Left-Hand Toolbar)

  1. Follow the instructions here, ensuring that you select Web Link and enter the full URL, as in Step 6 above.