How do I enable self-enrollment in an account and allow students to self-enroll in a course?

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Self-enrollment can be enabled in account settings. Enabling self-enrollment give instructors the ability to allow students to use a join code or click a button to enroll themselves in a course. By default, self-enrollment is disabled for the account.

Once this feature is enabled, instructors can enable self-enrollment in Course Settings.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Account Settings, click the Settings link.  

Allow Self-Enrollment

Allow Self-Enrollment

In the Settings tab, locate the Allow Self-Enrollment drop-down menu.

Set Self-Enrollment

Set Self-Enrollment

Select the type of self-enrollment permission you want to enable.

To enable courses that aren’t linked to any SIS data or affected by SIS imports, click the For Manually-Created Courses option [1].

To enable any type of course, whether manually-created or created using the SIS Import tool, click the For Any Courses option [2].

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.

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