Set Course Duration Dates in Blackboard

By default, your Blackboard Learn courses are set up to be continuously available, which means there are no start or end dates associated with your courses.  As soon as a course appears in your course list, enrolled students can see it.  Enrolled students will also continue to have access to their old courses.

If you want to limit student access to your courses, you must set your course duration, or start/end dates.

1. LOG INTO BLACKBOARD

Log into Blackboard Learn through learn.kent.edu or through Flashline.
 

2. ENTER YOUR COURSE

Click on the name of your course to access it.
 

3. ACCESS THE COURSE PROPERTIES

In the Control Panel, click to expand the Customization section.  Then click the Properties link.

Customization menu expanded

 

4. LOCATE THE COURSE DURATION SECTION

Scroll down to the Set Course Duration options.  Select the radio button next to Select Dates.  This will open the Start and End date fields.

Note: You may set a start date, end date, or both.
 

5. SET COURSE START DATE

To make a course become available on a specific date, select the checkbox next to Start Date, then enter the date as MM/DD/YYYY (or click the calendar icon to the right of the date field to pop open the calendar).
 

6. SET COURSE END DATE

To make a course become unavailable on a specific date, select the checkbox next to End Date, then enter the date as MM/DD/YYYY (or click the calendar icon to the right of the date field to pop open the calendar).

Course duration options

 

7. SUBMIT

Once you have set your Start and/or End Dates as desired, click Submit.

Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer