Blackboard: Add a Weblink

How to Create a Web Link

Create a website link in a course area to provide quick access to a resource on the internet.

Copy the URL from your browser and paste it into this page.

After you upload a file, you can click Select a Different File to delete the file you linked.

  1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
  2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Web Link.
  3. On the Create Web Link page, type a Name for the link that will display in the course area.
  4. Type a URL. Use the http:// protocol, such as
  5. Click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer. You can also upload a file from the course's storage repository:
    • If Course Files is the course's storage repository, click Browse Course.-OR-
    • If your institution licenses content management, click Browse Content Collection.
  6. Set the Options:
    1. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
    2. Click Yes for Open in New Window to display the content in a new browser window.
    3. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
    4. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect item availability, only when it appears.
  7. Click Submit.