Blackboard 9: Faculty Step-by-Step Guides - Course Availability/Unavailability

At the end of quarter, when your students already completed all works, checked their grades, and there is no need to access the course for any reason, you might want to make your course unavailable to students. That way, when new quarter begins, students will only see the Blackboard courses for that quarter term. Below are the steps to make your course available/unavailable.

With Edit Mode On:

  1. Under the control panel, on the bottom left side of the page, click on Customization. Now click on Properties
    properties link
  2. Set the availability of your course by selecting either yes or no. Selecting No will make the course UNAVAILABLE to your students. Selecting Yes will make the course AVAILABLE to your students.
  3. Leave everything else as is.availability option
  4. Click the Submit button.

More Information

Q: Can I still access an unavailable course?
A: Yes, you can. When a course has been set into unavailable, it's invisible to students, but the instructor can still have an access to it.

Q: Why do I want to make my course unavailable to my students?
A: Making the course unavailable will prevent student from accessing the materials, assignments, and records from previous quarter. This also helps reduce confusion from students accessing the wrong course.

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