Content Types

Content Types








Blackboard Content Types
There are many different types of content available for use in Blackboard. Here is a chart that
highlights the different types and a brief description of each.

Content Type

Description

Item

General piece of content, such as a file, image,
text or link to which a description and other
items can be attached.
HTML file that can be viewed as a page within
your course or in a separate browser
window.
Audio, video or graphic file from your
computer incorporated into your course.
Link to an outside website or resources.
Set of content that provides structured path
for progressing through items.
Content type that combines information
about the lesson itself with the curriculum
resources used to teach it.
Course syllabus created by attaching existing
file or walking through a syllabus builder
tool.
Shortcut to an item, tool or area in your
course.
Course area that allows content to be
structured via a hierarchy or categories.
Blank pages display files, images and text as a
link in the course area without including a
description.
Page containing dynamic, personalized
content modules that help users keep track of
tasks, tests, assignments and new content
created in the course.
Mashups allow you to include content from
an external site, such as Flickr, SlideShare
and YouTube, in your course.
High-quality digital content and interactive
learning tools from content providers, such
as Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education,
Macmillan Education, Pearson and Wiley,
seamlessly integrated into Blackboard Learn.

File
Audio, Image, Video
Web Link
Learning Module
Lesson Plan
Syllabus
Course Link
Content Folder
Blank Page
Module Page

Mashups
Publisher Content

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