Blackboard Help & Support

Getting Started with your Site: Making a Site Visible to Students

This guide is aimed at module co-ordinators who are setting up their sites for the coming academic year.

Making a Site Available

The final step in preparing a site is to make it available to students. Once a site is made available, all

enrolled students will see the site in their My Sites list on their Blackboard My Bb Sites page.

Important: If you do not complete this final step, students will NOT be able to access your site

  1. Navigate to the module site you wish to make available and click ‘Learning Materials’.
  1. On the ‘Learning Materials’ page look for the menu at the top right of the page.
  1. You will see a small padlock symbol. If this padlock symbol is red and closed, it denotes that your site is not currently available to students.
  1. If you click the padlock, it will simply change to being unlocked and grey in colour.

You have now made your site available to students.

Note: An easy way to see which sites are available without going into each module and following the above steps. Go to your ‘My Blackboard’ tab and look at the ‘My Sites’ box. Any sites that are highlighted in blue within the box are not currently available to students.

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