Blackboard allows you the option two different menu views; List View (default view with either text menu or buttons) and Folder view. Both options are available by clicking the appropriate icons (1. and 2) at the top left of your page as illustrated below. The remaining icons are 3) Open in a new window and 4) Refresh. Feel free to set the menu up either way to suit your personal preference.
The following is an example of Folder view;