Blackboard: Attaching Files to a Blackboard Portfolio

Your Blackboard Portfolio may require you to attach external documents.  This can be done within the Blackboard Text Editor within the areas of the Portfolio.

Insert a File

Go to the menu area of the Blackboard Portfolio you need at attach a file to. Click the area to edit. In the Text Editor select the Insert File button.

A screenshot of a section of a portfolio highlighting the Insert file button

The Insert File button

This opens the Select Content Link scree. Click Browse My Computer to select and attach the file.

Highlighting the browse computer button to search for the file.

Browse computer button

The file will appear in list form, with options to add Alternative Text, Open in a new window, or use ‘Do Not Attach’ if you have added the incorrect file.

The file link screen shown, with the file listed and the alt text field highlighted. Also highlighted is the do not attach button and then the Submit button,.

List of Files to attach

Add further files if needed.

When finished Click Submit.

The Content Link window will appear showing the document link –  Click Submit  to continue.

A screenshot of the content link window showing the document link. Highlighted is the submit button.

Content Link Window

The link to the attached document will appear in the Text Editor. The link can form part of a body of text or be on its own. The file will not open within the portfolio itself.

A screenshot of the Blackboard Text Editor highlighting the link to the Attached File.

The File Link in the Text Editor

Remember to Click Save to save your work and move on to another area of the portfolio.

Opening the File

When you share the Portfolio with others, the link will display in the content area. Click the Link to open the document in a new or exiting window (depending how you set up the file path).

The Shared Portfolio and File

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