Blackboard (Faculty) - Course Availability: Make Course Available

This document provides an overview of how to make a Blackboard course available for students.

  1. Log into Blackboard and go into the course.
  2. Click on the Lock in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    Click on lock to make course available

  3. The lock icon will "open" and your course will be available to students. 


  1. Under the Control Panel section within the Blackboard course, click on Customization to expand the options there.
  2. Click on Properties.
  3. In the "Set Availability" section, change the radio button from No to Yes.
    make course available

  4. Click Submit.
Note: Do not change any other settings on the Properties page. These are preset and when changed it can cause issues with enrollments or availability dates.

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Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-01-13 11:44 CDTUpdated:2020-11-09 10:16 CDT
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