Add Collaborate to the left-hand menu in your Blackboard module

The Collaborate course tool is part of the template for 2020 courses. You only need to follow these instructions if you need to add the link back or are adding it to a course that doesn’t have the template applied.

The Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor apps will always show a link to the Collaborate tool, even if it hasn’t been added to the course menu.

Add to the course menu

  1. add-to-course-menuIn the course menu, click the +
  2. tool-linkSelect Tool Link
  3. add-collaborate-ultra-tool
    1. Enter a descriptive Name for the page, eg ‘Collaborate Ultra’ or ‘Webinars’
    2. Select Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from the Type dropdown
    3. Make it Available to Users
    4. Click Submit
  4. collaborate-ultra-drag-dropThe tool link will be added to the bottom of your course menu. Use the handles at the left to drag and drop the tool link into the required position

Add to a content area

  1. Go to the content area you want the tool to appear in
  2. screen_shot_2016-10-03_at_21_22_24From the action bar, click Tools, More Tools, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  3. screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-21-27-16Enter a name, description, set the availability of the link, and click Submit.
  4. screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-21-28-37The link will be added to the content area.

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