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Blackboard > Faculty Help | Course Management | Course Settings
Faculty Help
Course Management | Course Settings
Located in the Control Panel under Course Options
Course Name & Description
  1. Edit the Course Name and add a Description
  2. The Subject Area and Discipline are no longer functional items
Course Availability
Courses are created as Unavailable so you can add, copy, or update your content before your students see the course.
Set the course to Available for students to see and enter, go the the course Control Panel and click
  1. Settings
  2. Course Availability
  3. The Yes button
  4. The Submit button
Please set all your courses to Unavailable at the end of the term.
Guest Access

Courses are created with No Guest Access. In the Guest Access area, click

  • Settings
  • Guest Access
  • Yes
  • Submit

to allow guests to see your course content

Course Duration

Courses are created with Continuous duration. Courses are created with a Continuous duration.

In Course Duration, marking Select Dates, checking the Start Date and End Date boxes, and setting the dates will make the course available during that time span.

Avoid using the Days form the date of enrollment item

Enrollment Options
Courses are set for Instructor/System Administrator roster additions

Avoid using the Allow students to email enrollment requests to the instructor - daily updates will add new students to your Bb class roster.

The Self Enrollment feature may work for some courses, but should not be necessary
Categorize Course
  1. Select a Category to list your course in the Course Catalog on the Courses page
  2. Click the Add button, the click OK to return to the Settings menu

Click the Remove button and OK to remove the Course Catalog listing

Course Entry Point

The default entry is the Announcements page.

Use the pop-up menu to select an alternate entry page.

Click the Submit button to set that selection.

Observer Access
We do not have observer access at CSU Stanislaus
Set Language Pack
The System Default language is English (United States).

Also Available: Spanish (Español - Españia) and Portuguese (Português - Brasil)

Clicking the Enforce Language Pack button will keep the course settings in that language - students will not be allowed to change their language.
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