How do I restrict student access before or after the semester?

How do I restrict student access before or after the semester?

By default, Canvas courses are available via the Dashboard according to the term dates set by the university (approximately 1 week before classes begin and 2 weeks after grades are due). Outside of these dates, students will have read-only access to all content and assignments by going to All Courses.

Understanding term, course, and section dates

Dates can be specified in a number of places. To clarify their inheritance:

  • Term dates are specified by the university. If you’ve made no changes to your course, you can see these dates by going to ISU AdminTools: View Additional Course Settings and looking at the Course Visibility Timeline.
  • Course dates may be specified by the instructor via course settings and will override the term dates only if the “Students can only participate in the course between these dates” box is checked.
  • Section dates should only be used when absolutely necessary and may be specified by the instructor in ISU AdminTools. Section dates will override course dates and term dates only if the “Override Term/Course Participation Dates” box is checked. Note: Section dates are not reflected on the Course Visibility Timeline inside ISU AdminTools.