ODE Help Desk

Creating a Folder

Folders can be created in the top level folder of a Content Area or inside another folder. Folders are useful for organizing and structuring the content of a Blackboard course. Once a folder is created, content such as assignments, external links, or tests and additional subfolders may be added to it.

To create a content folder within your course:
  1. Open the Content Area where you would like to add a folder.
  2. Once you are in your Content Area, you will be able to access the Action Bar. Mouseover Build Content and click on Content Folder.
  3. Type in the name of your folder. Then you may choose your preferred color for the text of your folder.
  4. After you have named your folder, you may add a text description. This text will be shown directly underneath the folder name within the content area.
  5. Set the options, such as view tracking and availability restrictions.
  6. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content for student visibility. If you would like to choose a later time, click the Display After item and choose a date and time restriction for the folder to be deployed. If you would like to display the folder till a certain date, click Display Until and choose a date and time restriction for the folder to be invisible for students.
  7. Click Yes on Track Number of Views if you would like to know how many times students visit your folder.
  8. Click on the Submit button to add your folder.