D2L Brightspace courses are inactive by default when they are first created. The course is inactive initially to allow time for instructors to build and customize their course prior to students entering the online space. Courses will not be visible to students or TAs until they are activated on the Course Offering Information Page in the Course Admin panel. Courses can be made active/inactive at any time; however, courses should be made active on the first day of class to avoid confusion.
|NOTE: If instructors want to make their course active before the official start date of class, they need to activate the course AND change the start date in order for students to access the course and receive announcement notifications. When announcements are posted, emails will not be sent to students until the start date has passed.|
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