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Blackboard Starter Kit for OISE Faculty

7. Make your Course Available to Students


Make your course available to your students.

This information is also available in printable format via PDF download, and video demonstration:

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By default, your course in Blackboard is not avaiable to students enrolled in your class.  This is evident by the "(unavailable)" designation beside your course when you first enter blackboard.



This is by design, so you have time to build your course and add content, without your students seeing the work in progress.  Once you are ready and want your students to have access your course, you have to flip the virtual "on" switch.  This takes 4 easy clicks:

1. In the Control Panel from within your course, click on "Customization"

2. Click on "Properties"

3. In the Set Availability section where it says "Make Course Available", click the yes option.

4. Click the "Submit" button.

Make Course Available



Your course will become 'live' to students right away.  You can choose to turn your course on and off at any time.  Please review the Bb Timelines for suggestions about when to do this.






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   6. Class List <-  7. Make Course Available   -> 8. Communicate with Students