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Creating a New Module

Modules can be created only if your school licenses community engagement.

Several different types of modules can be created from the Administrator Panel. Administrators can use Building Blocks technology to create a completely new and customized module and add it to Blackboard Learn. After modules are created they can be set to appear on the My Institution tab or any other tab that accepts modules.

To create a module using Building Blocks technology, go to

How to Create a Module

  1. Plan the module. Decide the type of module to create, what content to include, which roles should have access to the module, and who will manage the module content.
  2. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  3. Click Modules.
  4. Click Create Module.
  5. Provide a title, module type, module category, and description.
  6. Determine whether or not users can personalize the module or detach it.
  7. Determine the System Availability.
  8. Determine if the module is available for use on Course Module Pages and Organization Module Pages.
  9. Determine if the module can be selected by users from a Module List.
  10. Make the module available to Everyone or Specific Roles.
  11. Select the Allow Asynchronous Loading check box to allow the module to load asynchronously. The user returns to the portal page regardless of whether or not this module has loaded.
  12. Click Browse to Add Administrators for the module. If no users are selected, only users with administrator privileges that include managing the portal will be able to manage the content of the module.
  13. Click Submit to create the module.
  14. The Module Content page specific to the module type opens.
  15. Define the content for the module or click Submit to add the content at another time.
  16. Click Edit Contents for a module to edit the content. If users are assigned to manage the content of a module, they can edit the content from any module tab where the module appears.