Blackboard (Faculty) - Course Availability: Make Course Available

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

  1. To make your course available to students:
  1. Log into Blackboard and go into the course shell.
  2. If your course's first page is the Announcement page, go to any other area in the course (Coursework, About this Course, or any tool such as Discussion Boards).
  3. Click on the Lock in the upper right corner.
    Click on lock to make course available

  4. The lock icon will "open" and your course will be available to students.
  5. NOTE: This lock does not appear on the Announcement page. If Announcements are your first landing page, you will need to navigate to any other page or tool to see the lock.


  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.

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Owner:Jennifer A.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-01-13 11:44 CDTUpdated:2018-03-29 08:31 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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