Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tech Tip Tuesday - How To Turn Your Course On In Blackboard

It's that time of year again!  Time to turn your course on in Blackboard.

When your course is set up in Blackboard it is defaulted to be unavailable to students, even though they are already registered and appearing in your course.  This allows the instructor to go in and make any changes without the students viewing.  The downside to this is that you must remember to turn your course on at the right time.

All of the 8 week courses have a Pre-Week.  This allows students to go into the course and get a glimpse of what to expect and there might be a few minor assignments to help them get acquainted with the course and the people involved.  For these courses the class should be turned on right before Pre-Week starts.

The 16 week online courses do not have a Pre-Week and should be turned on right before their course is scheduled to begin.

View this short video to remind you how to make your course available to your students.

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