Make a Course Available/Unavailable to Students

Please note that the instructions for instructors and teaching assistants are different.

Instructions for USC Instructors Using Qwickly

  1. Click the Home tab, then in the Tool panel, click the “Qwickly (Faculty/TA’s)” link,
  2. Click “Course Availability”,
  3. Click “ON” to allow students to access the course, or
  4. Click “OFF” for each course you want to “hide” from students.

Instructions for USC Instructors

  1. Locate the course you want to make available/unavailable on your My Courses list and click the link of the course ID.
  2. After entering the course, scroll down and click “Customization -> Properties”.
  3. Scroll down to the SET AVAILABILITY area of the page and change the “Make Course Available” to “Yes”
  4. Then click Submit to save the change.

Screen Capture of the Set Availability Option

Instructions for USC Teaching Assistants

  1. Under My Courses  on the Home tab, click the name of the “NOT AVAILABLE” course that you want your students to be able to access.
  2. Under Course Management, click Customization.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Click Yes next to Make Course Available.
  5. Click Submit.

About Course Availability

ITS automatically creates a Blackboard course for every course that is listed in the Schedule of Classes. All Blackboard courses are automatically hidden from students.

If the name of your course is followed by the words “NOT AVAILABLE”, that course exists on Blackboard but is currently hidden from the students. To access a “NOT AVAILABLE” Blackboard course without making it available to the students, ignore the words “NOT AVAILABLE” and click the course’s course ID.

ITS also disables student access to completed Blackboard courses approximately eight weeks after the last day of classes, as listed on USC’s academic calendar .

  • Student access to summer semester courses ends on October 1.
  • Student access to fall semester courses ends on February 1.
  • Student access to spring semester courses ends on July 1.

If students would like to see their final course grades for previous semesters, they can view their official grade reports on OASIS or MyUSC.

Additional Assistance:

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to