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How do I make my Brightspace course visible / available to my students?

Brightspace courses are set to automatically become available four (4) days prior to the course’s official start date. There is no need to manually open your course to student view unless you would like it to be available to students earlier than four days before the start of the semester / Summer/Winter session. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates. For assistance with changing the availability of your courses, please contact the SUNY Online Help Desk.

Making a Brightspace Course Active or Inactive

  • Hover over a course tile in the “My Course” widget and click on the three dots that appear and then click on “Course Offering Information
  • Under the “Active” option, check “Course is Active” to make the course visible to students or uncheck it to hide it from student view
  • Click the “Save” button
  • Please note that when a course is inactive, on the Purchase College Brightspace home page, the instructor will see an INACTIVE sticker on the course (the Inactive sticker has a slight delay; it will appear a few minutes after you have made a course inactive and will stay for a few minutes after you make a course active)

If needed, login to MyHeliotrope to confirm your enrollments/registration.

Link to this FAQ: How do I make my Brightspace course visible / available to my students?