Make a Brightspace Course Active for Students

In order for students to be able to access a course in Brightspace, instructors will need to make the course "Active".

  1. Login to Brightspace with your Buffalo State network username and password.
  2. Instructors will be able to see if a course is "Inactive" from the My Courses widget.
    my courses widget
  3. Click on the course you want to make "Active".
  4. Under Course Tools, select Course Admin.
    course tools course admin
  5. Click Course Offering Information.
    course administration
  6. Under Active, check the "Course is active" box.
    course is active
  7. Verify the Start Date and End Date.
    By default, the Start Date and End Date boxes are checked. The Start Date is the first day of the semester, and the End Date is the date that grades are due in Banner. Even if you check the "Course is active" box, your course will not become active for students until the "Start Date".
    1. To change the dates and times for Start Date and End Date, either choose new dates or remove the check mark next to the start and end dates if you would like to open your course immediately and always be open to students.
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  8. Click Save. The course is now "active", enabling students to access the course.


Article ID: 145387
Tue 8/2/22 9:31 AM
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