Blackboard: Add a Syllabus

To post a syllabus on your Blackboard course, first open that course and make sure your Edit Mode is set to ON, then.


  1. Click on the Syllabus content area on the course menu
  2. Click Build Content, and select Item
click on the syllabus content area
Select build content, and then click item

​​​​​​​When you are in the create an item page:

  1. On the Create Item page, under Content Information, give the item a name. If needed, you may add instructions to direct your students in the provided text box.
  2. Under Attachments, click the Browse My Computer button. 
  3. In the window that opens, locate your syllabus file and click Open/Choose
  4. Your file will appear in the Attached Files list. Make sure this is the correct file. If not, you can click Do Not Attach to remove it.
  5. In Standard Options, make sure Permit Users to View this Content is set to Yes
  6. When done, click the Submit button
Name your syllabus and select browse my computer to select it

Your syllabus will now be posted to your course. Students can access the Syllabus by navigating to the Syllabus content area. 

Syllabus posted to course

Page last modified June 19, 2019