Course Availability

When a course is created, it is unavailable to students by default. Instructors have control over when, and if, their course is made visible to students. This page addresses how to change your course's availability.

For more information, please select one of the options below.

Students
You may not be able to see your Blackboard course yet for a several reasons including:

  • You might not be correctly enrolled in the course.
  • Your instructor might not have made the course visible to students.
  • Your instructor may not be using Blackboard for their course.

First ensure that you are registered in the particular course in Portal, or with the Registrar. If you are, make sure that your instructor has made the course available to students.

Instructors
In order for your students to access your Blackboard 9 course, you must make the course available, as the course will not be viewable by students by default. This allows you some control over when you develop the course, and when students are able to see the final product, or whether you incorporate Blackboard at all in your teaching.

Please consult the How do I make my course available tab above for more information on how to make your course available.

To make your course available to students, open your course in Blackboard, and follow the instructions below:
  1. In the Control Panel in the lower right hand corner, click Customization.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In section 3, Set Availability, select the option for Yes.
  4. Click Submit.

To make your course unavailable to students, open your course in Blackboard, and follow the instructions below:

  1. In the Control Panel in the lower right hand corner, click Customization.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In section 3, Set Availability, select the option for No.
  4. Click Submit.
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