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Hot Links on Global Navigation Panel

Hot Links enable instant access to tools or websites that you specify. When providing links to tools in the global navigation panel, keep in mind that many tools are already available in My Blackboard. To learn more, see My Blackboard.

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How to Add a Hot Link

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Communities Settings.
  2. Click Hot Links.
  3. Click Add Tool or Add Web Link
  4. Type a Title for the link.
  5. Select a tool from the drop-down list or type the URL for the web link. The URL must be complete. For example:, not or
  6. Select Yes to make the link available to users in the global navigation panel.
  7. Click Submit.

The settings configured here apply only to the tool as it appears in the Links section of the global navigation panel. For example, if an Announcements hot link is added and given a different link title, it will still be called Announcements on the Tools module on the My Institution tab.

How to Edit or Delete a Hot Link

  1. Access the contextual menu for the link to Edit or Delete the link.
  2. Click Submit.