Problem: Instructors visiting the “Manage” area of their discussion board may see students who are listed as “Managers,” yet are not in the course. This can happen when a student enrolls in a course (however briefly), and subsequently drops or withdraws. Despite their being listed as a manager in the discussion board, they do not have any access to the course, and they are not listed as a manager if they re-add the course. There is currently no workaround or fix available for this issue.
Problem: Instructors attempting to access a discussion forum are prevented from entering, and an “Access Denied” error appears. This happens when a date restriction is set on the forum, with the goal of making it unavailable to students.
Solution: Blackboard has identified this as a bug, and we are waiting on a solution. There is no workaround for this, other than making the forum available temporarily while working on it.