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Bb Tip #118: Organizing Course Materials into Folders

Folders are useful for organizing and structuring content in a course content area. Folders are intended to hold collections of items. For example, you may add folders for each chapter, each module, or each week of the course to a content area. You can use folders to organize the content area by content-type (e.g. Assignments, Assessments, Group Projects).


Once a folder is created, you can add content and "subfolders" to it. All of the content types available in content areas may be added to a folder.

Additionally, having too many subfolders can make your course difficult to navigate. As a general rule, if it takes more than three mouse clicks to access the course material, reconsider how you have that part of your course organized.

Follow these steps to do it.

To create a new folder:

  1. Turn Edit Mode ON.
  2. Access the content area, module, lesson plan, or folder you want to add the new folder to.
  3. On the menu bar, roll your mouse over [Build Content] then click on [Content Folder].
  4. Enter a Name for the folder.
  5. Select your folder options.
  6. Click [Submit].

Note: Your course is created with default content areas. You can customize the course menu if you would like to add a folder that is not listed by default to the course menu. Refer to Bb tip #117 for instructions on customizing the course menu.

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How to create a content folder
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