Canvas courses become available to students only after two steps have been completed: (1) the course ‘unlocks’ based on the start dates for the specific term, the night before classes are set to begin, and (2) the course has been published. As an instructor, it may be beneficial for students to access to course materials in Canvas in advance of the course’s start date. Some internship and practicum experiences start before courses begin on campus; students may need access to Canvas during that time. This week, we have created a video for you that details how to make courses available in advance of the set start date.
If you have any questions, or difficulty duplicating the steps detailed in this post, please contact the Digital Education Collaborative.