Skip to content

Canvas Information and Resources

Course Dates for Students

Canvas courses open and close for student participation:

  • Open – the Friday before each semester starts
  • Close – a few weeks after each semester ends

Canvas semester dates for student participation in courses:

Semester Open Close
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017 12:01 a.m. January 12, 2018 12:01 a.m.
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018 12:01 a.m. May 31, 2018 12:01 a.m.
Summer 2018 May 11, 2018 12:01 a.m. August 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.
Fall 2018 August 17, 2018 12:01 a.m. January 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

How teachers can provide extended course access to students:

+People button is not active? The course’s end date has passed!
If so, to enroll people, do this:

  1. Go into your course’s Settings.
  2. Make a note of the current End Date.
  3. Temporarily change the End Date to a future date.
  4. Click “Update Course”.
    The +People button is active again for you. (And ALL students see the course link.)
  5. Enroll as you need.
  6. Then repeat the steps above, entering the old End date, and click the “Update Course” button.
  7. Now once more your course link is not visible to all students.