How do I make my course available?

Newly created or copied courses (usually at the start of the academic year) are set as ‘unavailable’ in Blackboard. This means that they are not visible to students. This allows tutors time to prepare and modify their courses before the students can see them.

To make a course available: Within the course go to the Course Management Control Panel, click Customisation > Properties, and set Availability to Yes, and click Submit.

Alternatively go to the top right-hand corner of the course and click on the red padlock icon to make the course available.

User guide: How to make a course available

NB* In Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation unavailable courses will appear as “Private“.  It is possible to “open” a private course from the courses view in the Blackboard menu.



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