Faculty Development Center a division of Information Technologies

Making your course available to students for the semester:

Blackboard sites are automatically created for all UMS courses. By default, courses are created as Unavailable.


Your course site will not be “populated” with your students until you make it Available. The process that adds student to your site runs every day, and once you make the site Available your students should appear in your site within 24 hours.


To make your site Available: Control Panel / Customization / Properties / Set Availability / Yes / Submit

To confirm that your students have been added to site, you can check in either of two places:
• Grade Center (Control Panel / Evaluation / Grade Center) • Roster (Tools in the main course menu / Roster)

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