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.
Dates can be specified in a number of places. To clarify their inheritance:
To customize when the course appears on the Dashboard and students can interact with it, you may either:
See also Course Conclusion in Canvas for additional information on restricting student access after the semester.