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Hide unused tools in the Tools menu

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Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
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Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
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Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

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Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
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Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
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Fax: 703-993-4743
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In the Tools folder, hide unused tools or those that have no relevance in the course.

 

Why is this important?

Removing unused aspects of the Blackboard course site reduces cognitive load and allows students to focus only on the relevant course content.

To do this in Blackboard, do the following:

hiding links in Blackboard tools menu

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Identify the link you would like to hide and click the Hide Link button.
  3. Once the link is hidden, you will see a message stating “This link is hidden“.
  4. Repeat this steps for all of the links that will not be used in the Tools menu.