Note: A course link for a test can only be created after the test has been deployed. See the Deploy a Test tutorial.

Step 1: Go to the content area in which the test course link needs to appear

Step 2: Click on the “Build Content” Bouild content button

Step 3: Select “Course Link”

Step 4: Click on the “Browse…” button to choose an item to link to Choose item option

Step 5: Select the appropriate item

Step 6: Name the link

Step 7: Create brief link description if needed

Step 8: Select “Standard Options” as necessary

Step 9: Click on the “Submit” button

 

Part 1 – Create a Session

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on the “Create Session” button

createSessionBtn

Step 5: Name the session appropriately and provide the necessary date and times for the session

Step 6: Set repeat session options as needed

Repeat options showing

Step 7:  Set early session entry options

Step 8: Select Session Type to either “course” or “shared”

Step 9: Select Teleconference Options (“Use built-in” is recommended)

Teleconference options with the "Use built-in" option selected.

Step 10: Select the appropriate room attributes

All the room attributes

Step 11: Add a grade column if necessary

Grade Center Integration option selected on with 10 points

Step 12: Assign roles as needed

Step 13: Click on the “Save” button

Save Button

 

Part 2 – Add Link

Step 1: Hover over the title of the session and click on the action link item (circle) that appears to the right

Step 2: Select “Add link”

addLink

Step 3: Check the box next to the content area in which the link should be placed

Content Area List for where to add a link

Step 4: Click on the “Save” button

Save Button

 

 

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on “Add Link” underneath the course’s room

Add Link selection for in default room

Step 5: Select the correct content area for the link to be placed in

Content Area List for where to add a link

Step 6: Click on the “Save”

Step 7: Click on the title of the link

Step 8: Click on the “Launch Room” button