An OIRA/OSM Syllabus is created separately and must exist before a link to it can be added in Blackboard Learn. The OIRA/OSM Syllabus is connected to a single section in a given semester.

Add an OIRA Syllabus Link to a Supersection
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Add an OIRA Syllabus Link to a Blackboard Course

      1. Navigate to your Blackboard Course. Make sure edit mode is on whenever you are making changes to your course.
      2. Navigate to the content area in which you want to place your syllabus. You can also create a new content area for your syllabus.
      3. Click the Build Content button to reveal its drop-down menu, and select OIRA Syllabus Link.OIRA Syllabus Link is revealed in Build Content dropdown menu
      4. The link for your OIRA syllabus will automatically populate the URL field. Enter a title for your syllabus in the Title field, and click Submit. If you get an error message after submitting, click ok. This process almost always works, despite an error.

    URL automatically populates

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Add an OIRA Syllabus to a Supersection

The OIRA/OSM Syllabus is created separately and must be published before a link to it can be added in Blackboard Learn.

  1. Navigate to your supersection in Blackboard. The supersection is the master course and begins with “SS.” Make sure edit mode is on whenever you are making changes to your course.
  2. Navigate to the content area in which you want to place your syllabus. You can also create a new content area for your syllabus.
  3. Click the Build Content button to reveal its drop-down menu, and select OIRA Syllabus Link.OIRA Syllabus Link is revealed in Build Content dropdown menu
  4. This will open the Edit Weblink window, where you can choose whatever name you want to display. Do not edit the URL or anything else. Click submit and the name will display as entered. The link will still open the OIRA syllabus.

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