Create Folders in Blackboard Courses

The Folder tool in Blackboard makes it easy to organize your online content, which will help your students more easily navigate your course.

1. LOG INTO BLACKBOARD

Log into Blackboard Learn through learn.kent.edu or through Flashline.
 

2. ENTER YOUR COURSE

Click on the name of your course to access it.
 

3. NAVIGATE TO A CONTENT AREA OR FOLDER

Navigate to the content area or folder in which you want to create the folder.  You can create subfolders within folders if needed.
 

4. CREATE FOLDER

In the Action Bar across the top of the page, select Build Content.  Then click Content Folder from the drop-down menu.

Build Content menu expanded


Note: If the Action Bar does not appear at the top of the page, make sure that Edit Mode is turned ON (toggle button in the upper right corner).

Edit Mode button


5. NAME THE FOLDER

In the Content Folder Information section, type a name for the folder.  Then type in an optional description.

Folder information


6. SELECT OPTIONS

In the Standard Options section, set your folder options as desired.

Folder options


Permit Users to View this Content: This is your show/hide option.  If you select Yes, the folder will be available for students to view and download; if you select No, the folder will be hidden from students.  Note: If you enable the Date/Time Restrictions, make sure to set this option to Yes, or else it will override the date/time settings (and the folder will not become available).

Track Number of Views: Set this option to Yes to turn on Statistics Tracking for this folder.  When enabled, you can run a report to see which students clicked on the link to the folder.

Select Date and Time Restrictions: You can make a folder available to students for a given date/time range.  The Display After date/time is when the folder will appear and the Display Until date/time is when the file will disappear.  To make the folder permanently available, leave these boxes unselected.
 

7. SUBMIT

When you are finished setting the options, click the Submit button.
 

EDIT, COPY, MOVE, OR DELETE A FOLDER

To edit, copy, move, or delete an item, click the Action Link (drop-down arrow) next to the item name and select the desired option from the drop-down menu.

Action Link menu
 

Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer