Adding Multiple Files at the Same Time using Items
Use this method to simultaneously add multiple files, without having to create each link one-by-one. All files will be associated with one Item, as shown below.
First Step: Add Files to Content Collection
Files must first be placed in the Content Collection before they can collectively be added to an Item. The easiest way to upload several files to the Content Collection is to first package them – the WinZip program is available on campus and can be used to package files. With WinZip, you can select several files, right-click, and then select WinZip > Add to Zip File, and then all of the selected files will then be packaged into one file.
Use the Upload Package option to bring the files to the Content Collection.
Second Step: Creating the Item and Adding the Files
From any content area, click Build Content and select Item from the list.
An Item allows for multiple attachments to be simultaneously added, but the attached files must come from Content Collection. You cannot select multiple files if you attach files from your local computer.
In Section 2 “Attachments” click the Browse Content Collection button.
Use the checkboxes to select multiple files. Click Submit afterwards.
The attachments will all be listed. Click Submit again to create the item. Blackboard automatically arranges the files, alphabetically by title, however if you edit an existing item and add more files, the additional files will always appear after the first set of files.