Caution!School tabs are unlikely to be supported beyond summer 2021.
We encourage Schools to move towards the use of Organisations - often referred to as 'Briefcases' - to provide information to students at Departmental or subject level.
Organisations have numerous benefits over Blackboard tabs, including
* Visible in the mobile app.
* Students can get notifications of new content.
* Compatible with Blackboard Ally (so students can access content in a range of more accessible alternative formats).
* Much easier for staff to manage.

The “School Tab” within Blackboard that is provided for a School to deliver important School or Department wide information and news.

The Tab for a School can be made up of several pages and different sections for different audiences e.g. undergraduate or postgraduate students. This information is updated and administered by staff within the School and the Student Support Centres.

Permissions to edit sections of the Tab are delegated and provided by one or more local portal administrators. All Programmes Managers and Senior Programme Administrators within the Support Centre have the Portal Admin role for the Schools which they support.


The following guides are for staff with the Portal Admin role:

Portal Administration in Blackboard

Top Tips for Portal Admins
Editing links on a Hot Links portal module

Managing Hot Spots on a portal page

Posting provisional degree classifications on Blackboard


See also the Fileshare guide for admins


Editing a portal module
Guide for staff with ‘delegated admin’ access.


How to embed a Twitter timeline (Twitter help page)

Embedding Facebook pages (Facebook help page)

Having generated the embed code for Twitter or Facebook, you will need to open the HTML view to paste in the code.


To remove unwanted formatting from your Blackboard content, use the Remove formatting tool.