When a new course is created in Blackboard it is always set up as unavailable i.e. staff can access it, but students cannot.
It is the course team’s responsibility to make the Blackboard course available in a timely fashion: Making a course available
You can also use Qwickly to make your courses available.
The default menu for new modules/programmes 2016–17, with suggestions for what each section should contain.
How to customise the course menu to include essential features & make it easy to navigate for students.
Users and Groups
Creating and managing Groups (link to the Blackboard Help site)
Access to Blackboard for non-UoR staff:
These guides describe what users with these roles can and cannot do in a course.
Setting your course entry point & adding a banner
Navigating your Blackboard Course
This video will give tips about navigating your course, for example, what to do if your menu bar disappears!