Make Your Course Available

All courses listed in UAConnect are automatically created in Blackboard but your course is set as unavailable to students by default. Whenever you are ready for students to access your course, make it available by following these instructions.

Option One

If you have the Qwickly module available you can follow these instructions:

  1. Select Courses at the top of the page. Find the Qwickly box on the page.
  2. Select Course Availability to open your course list.
    Open Course Availability
  3. Select Off to change the button to On then students can view the course.
    Select On or Off

Option 2

  1. Log into with your UARK username and password.
  2. From your Course list, select the course you would like to make available.
  3. In the Course Menu on the left expand Customization.
  4. Select Properties.
    Expand Customization and select Properties
  5. Select Yes to make your course available.
    Select Yes and then Submit to save
  6. Select Submit to save changes.

If you don’t plan on making your course available, or are still working on it, you might consider sending your students an email to let them know.  This could save you from the beginning of the semester email overload!


  1. Richard Lee

    Ken writes “The dates are set by the semester schedule. ” Is this still true? My spring courses are still not available. It used to be that they would automatically become available on the Thursday before classes. Now the main page of blackboard says “You will need to make your course available before students will be able to see it. ” That sounds like the availability is no longer “set by the semester schedule.”

    • Ken Muessig

      Yes my wording was not exact. The course now needs to be made available manually by the instructor. The date range that the course follows once made available follows the dates determined by the semester schedule.
      But now an update: the Qwickly module described above, became unstable and has been turned off. We will edit this post and will show how to make the course available from within the course.

  2. Amy Rossetti

    How is the date that the course becomes available set?

    • Ken

      The dates are set by the semester schedule. If you would like alternate dates for your course, please contact Bb Help at 575-6804 or

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