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Blackboard Help

Add/Delete Buttons

You can create new icon buttons to appear in your district or school mobile app.

Create a new button

  1. After logging into the Blackboard Communication HQ website, select Settings > App Config.
  2. Select Global App Settings.
  3. Select the Icon Order tab.

  4. Select the New Link Icon button.

  5. Set the icon details:
    • Type the name of the icon in the Title box.
    • Type the URL for the app in the Links to box.

      This link will be the location the user will access when clicking the icon.

    • Select Requires Login if you want the icon button to only appear when a user logs into your mobile app.
    • Select Choose An Icon to select an image for the button.
  6. Select Save to finish.

Upload a custom image

When selecting an image for the icon button, you can upload a custom image. Complete the following steps when creating a new icon.

  1. Select Choose An Icon.
  2. Select the Custom Icon image.
  3. Select the Upload Icon Image button to find an image file.
  4. Select Save when finished.

Launch another app with icon button

After you create an icon button, you can set the button to launch another app from within your district or school app. This feature is dependent on the external app.

  1. After logging into the Blackboard Communication HQ website, select Settings > App Config.
  2. Select Global App Settings.
  3. Select the Icon Order tab.
  4. Select the icon to update.
    • Select the Apps link to access the list of apps.

    • Select the app.
  5. Select Save when finished.

Delete a button

  1. After logging into the Blackboard Communication HQ website, select Settings > App Config.
  2. Select Global App Settings.
  3. Select the Icon Order tab.
  4. Select the icon button to delete.
  5. Select Delete.