Blackboard Bulletin: Manage Your Course Listing

By: Chris Braster

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is: "I have so many courses on my courses page that it is difficult to know which ones are old and which ones are for the current semester. Can you delete the old courses?"

The answer is "yes… and no." You can "hide" your old courses from appearing on your Courses tab. You can also unhide them in the future if you need to retrieve material from an old course.

After you login to Pulse and click on the Courses tab at the top of the screen, you should see a box called My Courses. All of your courses (or at least those that you haven't already hidden) are inside this box. You can modify the content of the My Courses box to only show you courses you want to see and to also show more (or less) information about each course. To do so, click on the pencil icon in the upper-right corner of the My Courses box. The resulting screen lists all of your courses and gives you some options that can be turned on or off with checkboxes.

In section 1, Modify Courses List, you have the ability to turn course features on or off or to completely hide the course from view by not turning on any features.

In section 2, Modify List of Courses on Other Systems, you can add links to other non-Pulse courses you are teaching or enrolled in (i.e. JEFFLINE Distance Learning courses or courses at another university).

Finally, in section 3, click the Submit button to save your changes and return to your Courses page, or click Cancel to cancel all the changes you made on this page.

The following demo will show you how to modify your course listing using the steps described above.

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