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Adding a Course Materials Link (Textbook Publisher) to Your Blackboard Ultra Course

This documentation gives brief instructions on how to add course material links to your Blackboard (Bb) Ultra course

Before you start

  • Please ensure that the NDSU Bookstore is aware of your inclusive item before attempting to create a link for it on the Blackboard.
  • If you recently merged Bb courses that are using the same item, we recommend creating the link in the merged course and deleting any Course Materials link(s) made prior to merging.
  • If you copied over a Bb course from a previous semester, we recommend deleting the Course Materials link from the old course and redoing it.
  • If you are using any of these homework items, the instructions below will not work:
    • Achieve
    • ALEKS
    • Connect
    • inQuixitive
    • MindTap
    • WileyPlus
    • OWL
    • Packback
    • WebAssign
    • and a few others are not delivered by VitalSource

Contact our publisher representatives for assistance integrating links for the homework items above. The NDSU Bookstore can provide contact information if needed. Pearson homework items should follow the instructions below.


  1. On the Course Content page, click the plus sign wherever you want to add your materials.

  2. Click Content Market from the drop down options.

  3. Browse the list of Institution Tools and click the plus sign for the Inclusive Materials you want. Here we are using Aleks as an example.

  4. Change the status according to your need.

KeywordsBlackboard ultra, course materials, course material link, Bb course, Bb ultra course, Add a Course Materials link to Your Blackboard (Bb) Ultra Course, inclusive access, Ultra   Doc ID136216
OwnerSharley K.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2024-03-22 12:17:36Updated2024-04-02 15:06:19
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