Why is my course opening to syllabus and not announcements?! I put announcements on the top! This is an infuriating little Blackboard quirk with, fortunately, an easy fix.
Most of the time, the top course menu item will be the first things students see when they enter your course (unless it’s blank). But if you’ve moved something to the top and still aren’t “landing” on it, you just have to change what’s called the course entry point.
Go to Control Panel > Customization > Teaching Style.
Change the drop-down menu under “Select Course Entry Point” to whatever item you’d like and then click submit. That’s it!