Students cannot see blackboard courses by default. To make the course available to students you must:
First locate and click on the course you wish to make available. Notice that the word "unavailable" is next to the class.
Then, Under the control panel click on "Customization" and select "Properties."
In the main content window - under option "3 Set Availability," you will see "Make course available."
Click on the "Yes" button to make your course available to students.
Next, scroll to the bottom and click on "Submit."
You will see a message that states, "Properties have been updated."
To ensure your course has been made available to your students click on your "My Blackboard" tab. And under your "My Courses" area the course should no longer say "unavailable" after the course name.