If you are looking for a Blackboard tool but can't find it in your
drop-down menus, it is most likely that the tool is turned off.
To turn on a tool so that you can access it in a content area or in the navigation menu, follow these steps:
- In the Control Panel, expand the Customization area.
- Choose Tool Availability (see fig. 1). A list of available tools will open.
- To make the tool available, find its name in the Tool Availability list. To activate the tool check the box for available and available in content area (see fig. 2).
- Click Submit. The tool should now be available as a choice in your navigation menu by clicking "Create Tool Link" or in a content area.
Fig 1. Choose Tool Availability from the Customization section of the Control Panel.
Fig 2: Some tools will need to be made available in the "available" column. Some will also need to be made available in the "Available in Content Area" column. A good rule of thumb is to make them available in both places in case you need them later.