Video Guide

Make a Course Available (YouTube, 1m 20s)


By default Learn.UQ courses are not available to students when they are first created. To make your course visible to students you need to change the Availability setting.

Warning: Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course sites must remain available to students for 12 months following the completion of the course teaching period.

Warning: Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course sites and Electronic Course Profiles (ECPs) now need to be available to students at least one week before the first teaching activity. Blackboard course sites need to contain at least a welcome message at that point. Remaining online course requirements should be met by the time of the first teaching activity. For more information, please refer to the policies on course profiles and minimum course presence.

Check Course Availability

To make a course available, ensure Edit Mode is On.

Edit Mode

Note: A message is displayed under the Learn.UQ menu when the course is unavailable to students.

text showing available top left of screen

Set Availablity

  1. From the Course Menu select Learning Resources.
  2. Click on the Red Lock icon.

Learning Resources and red lock location

  1. Green Unlocked icon will be displayed to show the course is available.

Show green lock in Blackboard