Ultra: Batch Edit – Visible to Students

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This guide relates to Blackboard Learn ULTRA

In Blackboard Learn Ultra it is possible to use Batch Edit on some functions.  One of those functions is making items visible to students.

Open Batch Edit

In the Course Content area on an Ultra course click on the “More options for course content” menu, which is found by clicking on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the Course Content area.

Screenshot of Course Content edit menu with Batch Edit circled.

Batch Edit is the first option on this menu.

Batch Edit Page

On the Batch Edit page items will appear according to the layer they are positioned on in the Course Content. You will need to click on an item (Learning Module or Folder) to see the items inside at a lower level.

Gif of Batch Edit page showing how to click on an item to click down to the next level

Selected items will uncheck when drilling down to the next level.  Select and make your edit selection layer by layer.

Select items to Edit – top layer

The Batch edit page will open on the top layer, you can select the items you to edit.

screenshot of batch edit page

Use the check boxes to select the items you wish to make visible to students.

Select your Batch Edit type

As you select the items a counter at the bottom left-hand side of the page will add the number of items selected.  On the bottom right-hand corner of the page use the Edit Selection drop down list to select Edit visibility.

A pop-up window will appear with the option Hidden from students selected.  Click on the radio button for Visible to student, then click Save Visibility.

Screenshot of change and save visibility window

A success banner will appear at the top of the page.  When you return to the Course Content area the items will be visible to students.

Select items to Edit – secondary layers

For subsequent layers, there is no need to leave the Batch Edit page, drill down to the next level by clicking on the learning module or folder and then select the items you wish to edit on that layer.

screenshot batch edit page, second layer open and items selected.

Once selected follow the same steps of selecting “Edit visibility”, make your change then “Save Visibility”.

When you have made all the edits you want, in all the layers, you can close the page using the purple cross in the top left-hand corner.

Page last updated on May 25, 2023 by taralehane