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Changing a Course Site's Duration and Availability

This guide will demonstrate how to change the course start and ending date, as well as the course availability to students.

Accessing the Control Panel

Image of the Blackboard Control Panel opened on Customization with the following annotations: 1.Click on Customization and 2.Select Properties.

Log into your Blackboard course and go to the Control Panel.  

  1. Click on Customization.
  2. Select Properties.

Changing a Course Site's Availability

The option to change the course availability is no longer available. If you need to enable or disable access to your course site for all users, please use the "Start Date" and "End Date" boxes located in the "Set Course Duration" section below.

Changing the Course Duration

Image of  Set Course Duration with the following annotations: 1.Click on Customization and 2.Select Properties.

You will now see a screen labeled Properties.  To change the course duration, go to the section labeled Set Course Duration:

  1. Duration: To keep the course available at all times select Continuous.  To limit the course availability to a specific date range, click the radio button next to Select Dates.
  2. Start Date: To specify the starting date for the course, check the box next to Start Date and use the date picker to select the starting date.
  3. End Date: To specify the ending date, check the box next to End Date and use the date picker to select the ending date for the course.

When finished, click Submit at the bottom of the page to save changes.