Add a syllabus link to your Blackboard course

This guide will show instructor users how to add a link to their syllabus to the course menu. This guide is for users with courses in Blackboard Original.

Are you using Ultra Course View? View this guide:


After you publish your syllabus in Simple Syllabus:

  1. On the course menu, click on the plus sign ( + ).

  2. Choose Tool Link.

  3. Choose Simple Syllabus from the Type drop-down menu.

  4. Enter a name like “Course Syllabus” in the Name field.

  5. Check the box for “Make available to users.”

  6. Click Submit.

This will add the link to the bottom of the course menu. Instructors can drag/drop this link to another location on the menu as needed.

Add to a content area

If you would rather add your syllabus link to a content area:

  1. In a content area, like the Course Home Page, click on Tools.

  2. At the bottom of the menu, choose More Tools.

  3. Then choose Simple Syllabus.

  4. On the next page edit the name to “Course Syllabus.”

  5. Click Submit.