Canvas Course Term Dates
At the end of each Academic Year, courses in Canvas will become read-only. The below table outlines the dates courses are placed in a read-only state by default:
|Academic Year||Default Term Dates in Canvas|
|Start Date||End Date|
(QSIS ref: 2191)
|1 Sep 2019||30 Sep 2020|
(QSIS ref: 2201)
|1 Sep 2020||30 Sep 2021|
2019 Nursing Intake
(QSIS ref: 2195)
|1 Feb 2020||2 Mar 2021|
2020 Nursing Intake
(QSIS ref: 2205)
|1 Feb 2021||2 Mar 2022|
Read-only means that a course is not available for submitting assignments, posting discussions, uploading files, grading, or any other action-based task within a course.
Before the Term End Date is Reached:
Before the term end date above is reached, staff with the relevant access can choose to override these dates and keep courses open for longer if they are required to complete the below actions after the dates listed above:
- Mark/grade assignments or make amendments to these*
- Add/amend course activities and settings
- Display the module in the current enrolments area in the dashboard
- Allow students to continue to participate in the course
Please see the following Instructure Guide for further information on how to change the start and end dates in a course: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12907-415257088
*Overriding the term end date for the purposes of marking/grading/editing assignments must be in line with guidance set out by the examinations office. Your school ELO/ELC should be able to provide you with this guidance if you have not received it.
Once the Term End Date has Passed:
Once the term end date has passed and the module has been placed in a read-only state, staff will lose the ability to extend the course end dates of the module. The Digital Learning Solution System Support team will need to be notified of the request and the reasons for the extension request. You can raise a request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (please email from your Queen’s staff email) or by raising a case using the ‘Help’ menu in the Canvas Navigation menu.
Note: Content imported into Canvas commons from live academic modules will no longer be editable once the module has been concluded. We recommend using the Module Development Area to import content to Commons and build and amend the module content for AY 2020/21.
Staff are advised not to select the ‘End this Course’ option in Canvas as this will remove all enrolments within the course and cannot be reversed.
If you have accidentally selected this option, please contact Canvas Tier 1 support immediately, using the help menu on the navigation bar in Canvas.