Activate a Course

As newly created course shells become available in the Brightspace system, they will need to be activated so that students are able to access them. Below, you will see how to activate each class one at a time.

  1. Your courses will display in Brightspace with “(inactive)” under the course title as shown below. Click on the title to access the course.
    Identifies a course section.

  2. Once in the course, click Edit Course in the navbar to reach the Course Administration link.
    Indication of where Edit Course is located

  3. Click on the Course Offering Information link which will appear at the top of the list by default.
    Indicates location of Course Offering Information
  4. Near the middle of the Course Offering Information window, click the check box next to Course is active, then click Save. Students will now be able to see the course in their course list.
    Indicates location of

NOTE: If the course has not yet reached the start date, students will be able to see the course title, but not enter the course. A message will also appear below the title displaying the course start dates.

For questions or additional assistance please contact us through the VTAC Chat support tool located in the VTAC Support widget in Brightspace.