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Creating Tool Tabs

Tool tabs give access to a specific tool within Blackboard Learn. Multiple tool tabs can be created to allow specific institution roles access to specific tools. For example, users with an institution role of Student could be given access to a tab that displayed the My Grades tool. This tab would most likely not be made available to users with an institution role of Alumni.

How to Create a Tool Tab

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. Click Create Tool Tab. The following table describes the available fields.
    Create Tool Tab Available Fields
    Field Description
    General Properties
    Title [r] Provide a title for the Tool tab. The title will appear as the tab name in the header frame.
    Reference Name Provide a name for the tab that can be easily referenced.
    Tool [r] Select a tool from the drop-down list. The tool selected will be available through the tab.
    System Availability Select Yes to make the tab available to users.
  4. Click Submit.