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Making a Course Available

Courses, by default, are not available to students until the faculty member decides to make them available.

Course Unavailable

After the scheduled section is created and materials are added to the course, follow these steps to make the course available:

  1. From the Control Panel, click Customization
  2. Next click Properties and locate Item 3
  3. Select Yes to Make Course Available
  4. Click the Submit button

Screenshot highlighting how to access the default course availability settings

Note: Setting the availability is an immediate process.  At the end of the semester, faculty do not need to reverse this process, as all NIU courses are automatically set to be "unavailable" two weeks after the end of the semester. Once a course is made unavailable, students lose all access to the course and are unable to see the course in their list of courses.

Last updated: 9/28/2015