Make Course Available (Ultra)

When to Use?

Follow these steps to make a course open or available to students in Ultra course view in Blackboard.   A course must be opened before students enrolled in the course can view or access the course and its content.  However, you may want to make a course unavailable during the building process or after a scheduled course has finished.


Course sites in Blackboard Ultra Course View have three states:

  • Private - Students can see private courses in their course lists, but they can't access them.  Default course state when courses are created.  Instructors must open courses for students to be able to open them and see course content.
  • Open - Students can access the course and whatever content has been made available in the course site. 
  • Complete -  Students can access the content, but they can't participate in the course any longer. For example, they can't reply to discussions or submit assignments.  

To make a course open or available to students, follow one of these two options: 

Option 1: from the Courses navigation menu

  1. Click Courses from the Ultra Base Navigation bar.
  2. Click three dots to open the course's card menu:

Course navigation bar view of course list three dot menu option

course navigation bar showing Open Course option

  1. Click Open Course to make the course available to students.

Option 2: From within the Course in Ultra View

  1. Open the course you want to make available to students.
  2. On the Details & Action Panel, click the "Students can't access this course" link under Course is private

Course details and actions area showing Course is Private

  1. Click the 'Open to Students' button on the 'Open Course?' pop-up window

course open confirm dialog

  1. Confirm Details & Actions menu now shows 'Course is open'

Details and Action showing course open


See alsoUltra Course View - Course Availability

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