How long do students have access to course content after the quarter ends?

Canvas is set up so students have read-only access to content in past courses indefinitely. After the quarter ends, past courses can be found by going to the Courses menu, clicking the All Courses link and scrolling to the Past Enrollments section. However, there are a few exceptions.

  • Class recordings are not available to students after the quarter ends, unless special exceptions are made (incompletes, for example). Instructors can request extension of Panopto video access.
  • Course instructors have the option to restrict access to their entire course after the quarter ends. Students who need access to course content that is no longer available should contact their instructors. By default, all Math courses are not visible to students after the quarter ends.
  • Students can only access Canvas with an active SUNet ID. Once students graduate, there is a 180 day grace period which their SUNet is still active and they can access Canvas. After the 180 days, students can no longer access Canvas and its courses. 

Quarter Conclusion Dates for Academic Year 2023-2024:

Fall 2023: December 20, 2023, 5:00 PM
Winter 2024: March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM
Spring 2024: June 23, 2024, 11:59 PM
Summer 2024: September 1, 2024, 11:59 PM