How do I publish my course?

If you have permission to publish your course, you can publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar or in the Course Setup Checklist.

Note: A course will not be available to students until published.

View Course Home Page

Open your course and view the Course Home Page.

Publish Course

Publish Course

In the Sidebar, click the Publish button.

Open Course Setup Checklist

Open Course Setup Checklist

You can also publish the course in the Course Setup Checklist. In the Sidebar, click the Course Setup Checklist link. The setup checklist will appear in a window at the bottom of the screen.

Click the Publish Course link to open the option of publishing your course.

Publish Course

Click the Publish Course button.

View Course

View Course

A message will appear at the top of your screen confirming the publishing of your course.

Note: You can unpublish your course by clicking the Unpublish button in the Course Home Page sidebar. However, once your course contains a graded submission, you can no longer unpublish your course.

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