At UW-Milwaukee, prior to each semester, we create D2L sites for all courses we believe might use D2L. As the instructor makes the decision about whether or not to actually make D2L part of the class, new D2L sites are automatically  “inactive” so as to not be visible to students until/unless the instructor chooses.  Many instructors leave sites “inactive” until they have their content, discussions, quizzes, etc. ready for students to see.

When you wish to make a D2L site visible to students, here’s how:

  1. Click on [Edit Course] on the main navigation bar, then
  2. Under [Tools] click on [Course Offering Information]
  3. Check the box beside “Course is active”
  4. Click [Save]

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Reminder: At UWM, the “Start” and “End” dates have no effect on whether students can see your course site.