Blackboard: Why Aren't My Courses Showing?

If you are trying to find out what books you need before having access to Blackboard, check with the Columbus State Bookstore

If you can't log in to Blackboard, see the article: Why Can't I Log in?

Common Reasons courses aren't showing

You have registered for classes at Columbus State. You log into Blackboard and your classes are not there. Why? When will they show up?

Here are some steps to help you find the answer:

Courses for an upcoming term will be made available to students 4 days before the start of the course. Until this point, instructors are still making changes and updates to the course.

For example:

  • Autumn Semester 2023 Full Term, First 8-week Term and First 5-week Term classes begin on August 28, 2023. Students would have access to these courses on August 24.
  • Autumn Semester 2023 Second 5-week Term classes begin on October 2, 2023. Students would have access to these courses on September 28.

Check the Start Date of your course to determine when you will have access to the course in Blackboard.

Log into Self-Service and check your schedule (Academics > Add & Drop Classes / View Schedule). Are you still registered for the course? Students may be dropped for non-payment of fees, non-attendance, not meeting a prerequisite requirement. If you are no longer registered, then you will need to re-register for the course before you can see your course in Blackboard.
If you registered today and your course has already started or is about to start (within the next four days), then you will be able to view your course in Blackboard after 3:00 AM tomorrow morning.

IT Help

Click on IT Help Home in the top menu at any time to view IT Support hours and contact information.
To learn more about using the IT Help Homepage, see the article on Remote and In-Person Support.

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