Course Tools are used for communication and collaboration to enhance interaction. Instructors decide which tools will be active in the course, as well as who can access those tools.
Below are some examples of the many tools that can be made active/inactive
Go to Control Panel > Customization >
Tool Availability for a list of available tools.
Available tools are listed alphabetically in the Tool Availability table. The table is divided into columns:
Tools with a check box in a column can be made available by selecting the check box and made unavailable by clearing the check box.
Tools with a grayed checkbox in a column have been turned off by the system administrator.
Tools with a "circle with a slash" in a column do not have availability settings in the system that can be changed.
Click Filter on the action bar to sort the table based on availability status for the tool and for the role users have in a Course.
Email Settings are accessed by opening the drop-down menu next to it.
If tools are made unavailable after a period of being available, no content is deleted from the system. If the tools are made available again, the existing content remains and becomes accessible.