How do I add a tool to my site?

UVaCollab has many different tools available to use in your course or collaboration site.  You may choose which tools you want to use and add or remove tools at any point.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Site Info.

Select the Site Info tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Select Manage Tools.

Select your set of tools.

As you select tools from the General list, they are added to the Selected tools list.

Note: Integrated Tools that are added to UVACollab using the LTI standard will be appended at the bottom of the tools list under Plugin Tools.

Add multiple instances of some tools. (Optional)

The Lessons tool may be used as a single tool on the Tool Menu where students click to see all lessons, or there can be multiple Lessons tools added to the Tool Menu so that each tool is a separate lesson.  See the What is the Lessons tool? for more information.

The Web Content tool points to any URL you enter and you may create as many of these as you want. Note: To avoid issues with browser blocks on mixed content, we recommend using the secure form of URLs denoted by https (note the "s" at the end), rather than http (or non-secure) URLs.

Click on the More Lessons Tools? or More Web Content Tools? drop-down menus to add additional instances of these tools.

Example: Multiple tool instances

The image above shows three Lessons tools (Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3) and two Web Content tools (Ask a Librarian and Oxford Dictionary) to be added to a site.

Select Continue.

Once you have made all of your tool selections, scroll down and select Continue.

Confirm tool selection.

New tools selected are shown in bold, red text.  Confirm that these are tools you want to add and click Finish.  New tools are typically added to the bottom of the Tool Menu once you save your changes.  See How do I rearrange or rename the items in the Tool Menu? for instructions on how to change the tool order.