Courses created in Blackboard are available by default to Instructors, TA's, and Course Builders to allow time to work on course updates before students have access to it. Students cannot access a course set to Unavailable, but they will see it listed on their Courses page.
Requesting Change to Course Availability Dates
NOTE: Course duration start dates are set by default to 3 weeks prior to the start of the term. A course will not be open to students until the actual date it is set to open.
Both Original and Ultra courses must be manually updated by Instructional Technology. If you would like to make a course available prior to the default start date for the term, please Open an RT ticket to request a course availability override.
There are 2 ways to make your course available:
|OPTION #1 - Ultra OR Original|
Go the the Courses page.
Find your course.
Click on the overflow menu (...) to set the course status.
Choose Open Course when you're ready for students to participate.
|OPTION #2 - Original Only|
Use the Make Available tool from your Original course's Home Page.
NOTE: This tool is ONLY available from the Home Page. If you change your course's landing page, you will not see this tool unless you go to the Home Page.