Activating Your Course

Overview

When course shells are created in D2L they are automatically set to be inactive.  When you are ready to make the course available to your students you will need to make it active. Their are two ways to activate a course, either of which will work to activate your class: 
From the Classic Homepage

Click the Edit icon next to the course you want to activate within your My Courses widget.



Check the Course is active check box - If you do not specify a start date the course will be accessible to the student
immediately. If you do enter a start date, the class will be available on the day you enter. Entering an end date will deactivate the course, making it inaccessible to students on the given date.





From the Personal Dashboard Homepage
 
A course that is inactive for students will display a message that reads "Course is not visible"To activate the course, click on the "Course is not visible" link.
 
 
 Next, check off the Active box and click Save.
 
 

From your Course Homepage
 
In your course, click the Edit Course link on the right-hand side of the course navigation bar.
 
 
 
Click the Course Offering Information link located under the Site Setup heading.
 
 
 
Check the Course is active check box - If you do not specify a start date the course will be accessible to the student immediately. If you do enter a start date, the class will be available on the day you enter. Entering an end date will deactivate the course, making it inaccessible to students on the given date.
 
 
 
Click Save.