Eric A. Silva

Creating Accessible Tables in Blackboard


Setting the Row Header

  1. Highlight the row that will serve as the header.
  2. Click the Table Row Properties Icon.
    Blackboard Table Screenshot
  3. Select Header from the Row Type Drop Down Box and click Update.
    Table Row Properties Screenshot

Setting a Column Header

  1. Click anywhere in the cell that you would like to make a column header.
  2. Click the Table Cell Properties Icon.
    Blackboard Table Screenshot
  3. Select Header from the Cell Type Drop Down Box and click Update.
    Table Cell Properties Screenshot

NOTE: You must repeat these steps for each cell that will serve as a column header.


Setting a Table ID & Summary

  1. Right click anywhere in the table and click Table Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced Tab.
  3. Enter an ID and Summary.

    Blackboard Table Advanced Properties

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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