I'm sure I'm missing some documentation or videos, but I can't find a tutorial about how to add content to a tab. I've built the tab but now how do I put information on the screen under the tab? Thank you!
There is 3 types of tabs: web, tool and modules. For the web a tool ones you just need to select the tool or type the url while creating the tab. For the modules tab, you have to add the modules to it. Said that, this is about the steps to follow:
- Add a top tab
- Associate regular tabs to it (you can do so clicking Edit in the top tab's flyout menu).
- Add modules to the regular tab (clicking Default content in the tab's flyout menu and selecting from the list).
- Reorganise the modules on the regular tab (clicking Default layout on the same menu)
Hope this helps,
Ester I had reviewed all the tutorials about the 3 types of tabs. And I got the tabs set but cannot see how to get text into the modules. Here's what I have so far:
That page in your screenshot allows to reorganize the modules, plus select one fixed module per column, a header and a footer module. Go to Default Content instead and click the checkmarks for the modules you want to add. Then come back to this page (default layout) and move them around (they will appear in the 3 boxes under "other modules"). Save and check the tab.
Regarding the modules, some of them do not need any text to be added, they just work once in a tab (for example Needs Attention or My Courses). If you need to modify a module, you have to go to Tabs and Modules / Modules and seach in the list first. Open the menu and then you'll see something like Edit properties and Edit content. The second one is what you are looking for. The first one will take you to the module's settings page to modify things like availability or title. If there is no such an option as edit content, then that module does not allow editing its content.
Ester, I am trying to get to this place where Wilmington University and Sam Houston State University are using the Community Tabs and Modules to provide specified content to specific groups. Do you know of a tutorial to help me through this learning process or any documentation out there?
Thanks so much!
Then you need to have a look at insitutional roles as well. The idea would be to create the tabs and modules and associate them to certain role(s) so that only those roles can access. A user with two roles will see the tabs associated with both roles.
Upper tabs and modules can be associated with roles, lower tabs not.
I'm afraid all the documentation I have is in Spanish. Blackboard's help will be useful for the process, though I believe the biggest part of the institutional role work is to decide the strategy to follow when creating those roles as the possibilities are huge.
Thank you! I have been working on the roles and understood the value of building the hierarchy. I was just so frustrated not finding a tutorial for this part of the Community. I do appreciate your help!
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