This guide is intended for faculty to follow the recommended timeline for their Canvas course availability.
45 Days Before the Semester Begins
"When can I begin to build my course in Canvas?"
1 Week Before the Semester Begins (Recommended)
"When should I make the course available to students?"
If you would like students to complete an activity within Canvas prior to the start date of the semester, such as an introduction discussion post, you have to change the start date of your course. As a reminder, we extend access for two weeks following the last day of the class for students to gather necessary materials from the course. If you adjust your course dates, please set the end date to be two weeks after the class end date.
2 Weeks After the Class End Date
"How long will the Canvas site be visible to students?"
Two weeks after the class end date, the Canvas site is no longer visible to students. Make sure to notify students either on the home page of your course or the syllabus with the following:
"The Canvas course access ends two weeks after the semester ends. If you wish to keep any content from the Canvas site, make sure to save it before you no longer have access. If you wish to access content after this date, have your faculty email firstname.lastname@example.org with authorization to let you access what course and for how long."
What about incompletes?
If a student has an incomplete, send an email to email@example.com with the name of the course, name of the student, and the extension date they need access through.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.