Adding a Course Menu link to Bb Collaborate

    Students will always have access to Blackboard Collaborate via the Session List Page by clicking on their Tools link in the Course Menu, then clicking Blackboard Collaborate.

    However, if you would like to have a link to Collaborate directly on your Course Menu, you can add a Tool Link to your courses’ menu. Here’s how:

    1. In your Course Menu in the upper left of your course site, place your cursor over the Plus Sign. In the embedded drop-down menu that appears, click on Create Tool Link.



    1. The Add Tool Link window will appear. Give your link a name (such as "Online Lectures", or any other name you deem appropriate that is also obvious to your students) and then use the Type drop-down menu to choose Blackboard Collaborate Scheduling Manager. Be sure to click the Available to Users checkbox so students can see this Tool link.

    blackboard collaborate schedule manager


    1. Click on Submit. The Tool link will be added to the bottom of your Course Menu, but it can be moved up to a different location in your course menu by dragging the double-headed arrow paddles to the left of your link.

    Students can now click on the Tool link you created to go straight to the Blackboard Collaborate List Page to access your Collaborate sessions.