PSU Canvas - Plymouth Post-Term Course Access FAQ

Task: This article answers some commonly asked questions concerning post-term course access in Canvas at Plymouth State.



Q1. How long is a course available to students and faculty after the end of the term?

A1. Students and faculty will continue to have full access to the course until the end of the next full, standard term.  Fall and early spring courses will remain open until the end of spring term.  Spring and summer courses will remain open until the end of fall term.

Q2.  After this time what access do students have?

A2.  After the following term the course will go to a read only state and will be removed from the Dashboard and Default Course list for the student and it will now appear in an area called 'Past Enrollments' that they can see if they go to the 'View All Courses' link after clicking on the 'Courses' navigation link.  See this Canvas guide for more details on the course list: How do I customize my Courses list as a student?.   Note all course materials are still accessible by students in the 'Past Enrollments' area as read only resources.  The restrictions on the course are around interacting with the course or other course participants. This includes using Inbox email tool, messages and notifications which are no longer active.

Q3.  I don't want the students to have any access to the course and course materials after the term has ended, how do I control this?

A3.  You can update the course settings as shown below.  Check the box to 'Restrict Students from viewing course after end date' and then click on 'Update Course Details'

Q4.  What access do faculty have to the course after that term end date of the next full, standard term?

A4.   Faculty access will match that explained for students in A2.  The course will be available in a read only state under the 'Past Enrollments' area.   In addition to viewing the information on the concluded course instructors will be able to use the content from the course to import into a new course/term.  Details are found in this article  How to Copy a Course


Users will gain knowledge of some commonly asked questions concerning post-term course access in Canvas at Plymouth State.

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Mon 3/8/21 2:39 PM
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