Students often call ELI before their classes begin, asking how to get information about course textbooks and course content in advance of the start date. It's a great idea to get as much information as you can before the course begins--but as most ELI students know, ELI courses are usually not visible to you in Blackboard until a few days before the course begins (and sometimes not until the actual start date).
But don't worry! You can still find out lots of useful information about your course before you can view the course in Blackboard. ELI provides basic information about each course we offer--including the required textbooks (so you can order them early), basic course description, types of assignments included, and instructor name and contact information--on our Course Information Pages. Just go to the ELI website, click "Course Description" on the right, and then click on the correct discipline (English, Economics, Math, or whatever). Find your course in the list and click "Description," and you'll have lots of useful information to tide you over until the course officially begins.