Q. How can I make my Blackboard Learn (NILE) Site available to students?


There are a few ways to make your site available to students. Below are two of the quickest methods:


Using the padlock Icon

The padlock icon can be found in the top right of your site or organisation. Simply click it to toggle between available and unavailable. 

Make site available

Unlocked = Available. 


Locked = Unavailable.


NOTE: The padlock icon will not always display on every page. If you cannot see it, try selecting a different page from the left hand menu.


Using quick actions

The Quick Actions tool on the 'Sites & Organisations' tab (as the screenshot shows below) allows you to:

  • Make some or all of your sites available at once - Click "Site Availability" - Select the module - Switch "On".
  • Email all students on selected modules with the same message.

Click arrows and + for options. 

View the attached PDF guide for more info


NOTE: This method is only available for sites. Organisations can be made available with the padlock icon as described above.



  • Last Updated Oct 05, 2018
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