Bb 9.1 Enterprise SP9
One of my Users want to have a Top-Frame Tab that includes a sub-tab that is a link tab that points to a Bb course. I thought that was a simple request - I went to the course, copied the URL, pasted it in the link tab creation screen and added the tab to the Top-Frame tab. The problem is that when I click on the sub-tab link that should take me to the course, the course appears and the sub tab header directory disappears. Also, the next time I click on the Top-frame tab, it "remembers" the last sub-tab I was on and takes me immediately to the linked course. Any ideas or work-arounds?
Cobb County School District
Try using the second link URL that's described in this other discussion: http://discussions.blackboard.com/forums/p/52829/163048.aspx#163048
Oops, I just noticed that you're on SP9, and the frame structure looks like it's a little different in SP9. But this URL format in a link tab worked for me on my SP9 test server:
https://<server address>/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_<course pk1>_1%26url%3D
Mike - Thanks for the reply - I tried this URL form, but I still loose the sub tab navigation bar. Ideally, the courses front page would show below the sub-tab bar so a user could go to another sub tab.Any additional advice would be appreciated!
Ah, I guess you have multiple sub-tabs underneath that top-frame tab? That's the only way a sub-tab is displayed, if you have more than one to distinguish between under the top-frame tab.
One issue with that URL I came up with is that it specifies which tab should be opened--"tab_tab_group_id=_2_1"--so when you click on that sub-tab it changes the tab over to the Courses tab, which is tab group _2_1.
But the other issue is that that course frame display takes over the same section of the frame that is normally used for multiple sub-tabs in order to display the course breadcrumb trail and edit mode toggle, so it doesn't look like you can have multiple sub-tabs displayed above a course. I'm not sure that there's any way to edit the theme to get around that, since both things use the same "clearfix" class in the theme.
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