Access cloud storage in your course

You can access your files in cloud storage for your assignments, tests, discussions, journals, messages, and conversations.

For example, in an assignment, select Add Content to open the editor and select Insert from Cloud Storage. If you view the editor on a smaller screen, select the plus icon to view the menu of options.

On small devices, you can connect the Blackboard app to Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox for easy access to your files within the app.


Add files from cloud storage

When you add files from cloud storage, the system makes copies of the files in your course. The files aren't linked. Any change you make to a file within your course doesn't apply to the file in cloud storage.

  1. Access the editor. From the Insert content menu, select Insert from Cloud Storage.
  2. In the cloud storage pop-up window, select a web app from the menu and select one or more files. Or, select a folder title to view the contents and select a file. You can select a ZIP file—a compressed package of files. ZIP files stay compressed when you add them.
  3. Click Select to add the files to the page.

Edit your content

After you add content, access the menu and select Edit to make changes or add more content.

You can edit settings for the files you've added. Select a file in the editor and then select the Edit Attachment icon in the row of editor functions. You can add a Display Name and Alternative Text. Alternative text describes the image for people who use screen readers or visit web pages with images turned off.

You can also choose whether to insert the file as a link in the editor or to embed the file directly so it appears inline with other content you've added.

All set? Select Submit and you're finished!

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Cloud storage and shared computers

If you use a computer that others use, clear your cookies and site data after you sign out. Then, other users can’t access your files in cloud storage.