We are going to be creating a library tab in Blackboard and I was asked to get some examples of how other schools have set theirs up. Any ideas you can give is appreciated.
Is your audience all students and faculty for this page? Will it need to be targeted or seen by all in Blackboard?
I have worked on a online services tab in a similar vein and HTML modules for each sub service was easier to work with but harder to move around to keep aligned. We could have also had one large HTML module but that is harder to maintain. We also hada small library module within My Institution page layout.
Our library tab is a simple URL redirect to the Library website. I had initially worked with our distance librarian to create content, but the Library management decided to go with the URL redirect since they only have to maintain one set of information. The distance librarian and I instead repurposed the original tab content as modules we now use on a library module page in our default course template.
Boise State University uses the libraryResources building block (Ocelot) created by Wayne State University AND a default course menu link that directs users to course subject specific Library Resources based on the course site ID subject. Currently using Blackboard Learn Version 9.1 Q4 2016 CU6 Release 3100.0.6-rel.3+cd2a24
I am looking at either a URL redirect or try embedding the library page into a Blackboard tab with iframes. We use libguides for our library services, so that is easy to embed. I tried having a separate library tab, but no one wanted to update two locations with content and usually Blackboard lost out on updates.
I just did this as well. Click on Admin Panel, Course Settings, Course Menu and Structures, then use the "Plus sign". Click on Web Link and paste the Library website into the URL. Name the Link, and either make available or not.
This is what we did so the Library button appears in every course. It has been well received by both Faculty and Students.
Retrieving data ...