End-of-Quarter Canvas Tips for Instructors

1) Manage Course Access after Quarter Ends

Courses in Canvas convert to read-only access after the quarter ends (usually the Sunday after grades are due) and are removed from the active course dashboard. Students can no longer submit assignments or post discussions. Instructors can no longer add/edit content or enter grades. If you want to communicate with students or conduct other course activities after the quarter ends, make sure to extend the course end date with the instructions below, prior to the course ending.

To keep a course active after the quarter is over:

  • Click on Settings at the bottom of the lefthand course navigation menu.
  • In the Course Details tab, scroll down to Participation and change it from Term to Course. This will activate the End field.
  • Enter a future date/time in the End field to define how long you want the course to be active.
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  • Click Update Course Details at the bottom of the page.

To disable student access to a course after the quarter is over:

  • Go to Settings at the bottom of the  lefthand course navigation menu.
  • In the Course Details tab, check the ‘Restrict students from viewing course after course end date’ option.

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  • Click Update Course Details at the bottom of the page.

 

2) Submit Final Course Grades

Canvas does not send final course grades to Axess. Final course grades must be entered directly in Axess. Please see the Recording and Submitting Grades guide for more details.

 

3) Access Past Courses

Courses in Canvas remain available to teachers indefinitely, to view, download or re-use content. All Canvas users must have an active SUNet ID to access Canvas and previous courses.

To find past courses after the quarter is over:

  • Click Courses in the left-hand global navigation menu.
  • Click the All Courses link.
  • Scroll to the Past Enrollments section of the All Courses page.

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To import past course content into a new Canvas course:

  • From your new Canvas course, click Settings at the bottom of the course navigation menu.
  • Click the Import Course Content button.
  • Select Copy a Canvas Course, then pick your past course from the drop-down menu.
  • Select to the option to copy specific content, then select the types of content or content items you want to import to your new course.
  • See this Import Content guide for full instructions.

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