This topic describes how to access course content and information, including content that is not available when the course starts, archived course content, and additional information.
Troubleshoot Accessing Course Content
In many courses, all course content is available in the course outline on the Course page as soon as the course starts. However, in some courses, content becomes available at different times.
Course content might be unavailable for the following reasons.
The course team has scheduled specific content for release on specific dates. That content becomes visible on the course outline only on the date that the course team chooses.
Parts of the course have prerequisite content that you must complete.
The course team has made specific course content unavailable after certain points in the course, such as after an assignment’s due date has passed or after the course end date.
Course Content with Release Dates
When course content has release dates, the content is only available on or after those dates. Many courses release content at a specific time every day or week.
For information about your specific course, you can check the updates on the Course page, or you can ask questions in the course discussions.
Course Content with Prerequisites
Some courses have content that only becomes available after you achieve a minimum score in another section. In the course outline, this content appears with a lock icon and the name of the section that you must complete, or prerequisite.
After you complete a section’s prerequisite, the section is visible in the course outline with an unlocked icon, and you can open and complete that section.
Access an Archived Course
You can enroll or continue to work in some courses even after the course end date. These courses are archived, which means that while you can access the course content, you cannot submit answers for graded problems or participate in course discussions.
To view the content of an archived course, follow these steps.
On your dashboard, locate the course.
Select View Archived Course.
View a Final Course Grade
To view your current grade in a course that has not yet ended, see Checking Your Progress in a Course.
To view your final grade in a course that you have completed, follow these steps.
On your dashboard, locate the course. Your final grade appears under the course name.
Optionally, print your dashboard to obtain a record of your achievement in the course.
You can also view the course and open its Progress page to view your final grade, as well as your grades on all course assignments.