Manage your course availability for students

What is it? 

Course availability is a setting that allows your module to be locked or available to students.

What does it do?

Course availability allows you to make your module private while you add content, and release it to students once you’re ready. When the module is set to be private, students can see it listed in their modules tab but cannot open it.

There is also an option that allows you to mark the module as ‘complete’ and prevent any changes from being made while still allowing staff and students access to it.

What should I know?

If your module is set as private, students will be able to see the module in their ‘Modules’ tab on My Dundee, but they won’t be able to access the module to see the content. 

Step 1: From within a module, select Module is private from the Details & Actions menu.

Step 2: You will be presented with an Open Course? pop-up, select Open to Students

Screenshot of a module showing where to click to set the availability of the module.

Note, if your module is open and you wish to make it private you will follow this same process but select to make your module private.

Making modules ‘complete’

There is also now a third option when it comes to setting the availability of your module. You can set your module to be ‘complete’ which will prevent anyone (staff and students) from making any changes to the module page, but staff and students can still access and see the content.

If a module has been set as complete, you will see the following message at the top of your module page: “Course is complete! You can no longer make edits to this course or its content.”

If this has been done inadvertently, click on the link that says Students can view content, but cannot participate, under the Details & Actions menu within the module, and then select Open Course.

Updated on 19/03/2024

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