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A Tool Link allows you to link to the tools available within Blackboard. You can create a general tool link to the Tools Area which will display all available tools within a course. Or, you can create a link to a specific tool that is used regularly within course, such as Announcements or Discussion Board.

Important Note: Make sure you hide any tools you do not want students to use by selecting the Hide Link button next to the tool. For example if you are not using the Course Messages tool, make sure to hide it so you don’t have students trying to contact you through the tool.

Set Edit Mode to ON to perform these functions.


Add a Tools Link to Tool Area


  • Select the Add icon (+) on the Course Menu
  • Select Tool Link
  • Enter a Name for the Tool Link
  • Select  Tools Area from the drop down menu
  • Select the Available to Users check box to make it visible to students
  • Select Submit
  • The new Tool Link appears on the Course Menu

Rename a Tool Link to Tools Area


  • Select the Down arrow next to the tool link on the course menu
  • Select Rename Link to rename the tool link
  • Select the Green Check Mark to Save or the Red X to Cancel

Delete a Tool Link to Tools Area


This action is irreversible.

  • Select the Down arrow next to the tool link on the course menu
  • Select Delete to permanently remove the tool link
  • A confirmation pop-up message appears, to continue deletion select Delete content, then click Delete to permanently delete.  To end deletion select Cancel

Show a Tool Link to Tools Area


  • Select the Down arrow next to the tool link on the course menu
  • Select Show Link to make the link visible to students

Hide a Tool Link to Tools Area


  • Select the Down arrow next to the tool link on the course menu
  • Select Hide Link to make the link hidden from students
 June 24, 2014  Posted by at 3:45 pm Course Menu