It's the end of semester, and everyone is going off to break with all of their assigns completed, graded, and in the gradebook, right? 

Only in a dream world, I know. 

So how can you make sure students can still access your Canvas after a term ends (or, for that matter, before a term starts)? 


FIrst, course dates for classes imported from PowerSchool are decided by the terms dates in PowerSchool and can't be altered. However, at the class-level teachers have the ability to allow students to complete work after the term ends. There are a couple of ways to do this. 


Method #1: The Easiest Way

1) Login to Canvas, open your class, and click on the "Settings" link at the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar for the class

2) Make sure the box that says "Students can only participate in the course between these dates" is UNchecked.

3) Make sure the box that says "Restrict students from viewing this course between these dates" is UNchecked



Method #2: Instructions for Control Freaks :)

1) Login to Canvas, open your class, and click on the "Settings" link at the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar for the class

2) In the box that says "Ends" pick the last possible date you want students to access your class. If the "Starts" box is empty, enter a date near the beginning of the term. 

3) Check the box that says "Students can only participate in the course between these dates. 

4) To make sure students don't see the course AFTER the end date, check the box that says "Restrict students from viewing this course after end date." This option is un-checked by default, but some teachers absolutely do NOT want students viewing the course after the end date, and this check box is for them. If you could care less that a kid looks at your class two years from now, you can leave it un-checked.