Receiving Access Denied Error When Opening Unavailable Forum

Issue/Question

When I attempt to access a discussion forum (unavailable to students) as an instructor or manager, I receive the following error message:

Access Denied

Environment

  • Blackboard
    • Instructors

Cause

This is a known issue with Blackboard. 

Resolution

Blackboard's recommended work-around is to make the discussion forum available temporarily in order to view/edit threads.

  1. Hover over the unavailable forum.
  2. Select Edit from the drop-down menu.
  3. Within the Forum Availability section, select Yes for Available and ensure date and time restrictions are not set.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Revert Forum Availability settings when done viewing/editing threads.

Details

Article ID: 2372
Created
Thu 10/6/16 3:05 PM
Modified
Fri 2/19/21 12:19 PM