Where are my courses? (Instructors)

If you do not see a course on your Canvas Dashboard, it could be one of the following reasons.

  1. Bulk course creation for the upcoming term has not happened. Courses are generally created using our usual schedule. As long as you're listed as the official instructor of record on Axess, you will be automatically added to the course once the course is available on Canvas. 
  2. Not added as instructor on Axess. If you do not see yourself listed as the instructor on Axess, you will not be added automatically to the Canvas site (if it is already created). Your department must add you as the instructor for the course.
  3. Your dashboard has been customized and the course you are looking for is not favorited. To favorite a course, see How do I customize my course list?
  4. Some special courses, such as Individual Study courses, are not included in the auto-creation process. Our Canvas team must manually create these courses. 
    • If you are added as the instructor for the course on Axess, please send a message to canvashelp@stanford.edu with the course code (e.g.,W17-PSYCH-100) and we can create the course for you.