How do I conclude a course at the end of a term as an admin?

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When a course is completed and you want to provide read-only access to the course, you may be able to conclude the course manually in Canvas. However, if your institution uses software that automatically concludes enrollments, you do not have to manually end your course since the end date of the course will automatically conclude the course on your behalf.

When courses are manually concluded, all enrollments are removed from the course and placed in the prior enrollments page. All users in the course will have read-only access. This change applies to all enrollments, including course instructors. Instructor-based roles will no longer have the same access in the course and will result in loss of course functionality and user information, such as viewing SIS data. If full functionality is still required for instructors but you want to conclude the course for students, you can change the end date of the course. Please note that instructors can also change the course date for their courses.

Once a course is concluded, if you do not want students to be able to view the course at all, you can restrict students from viewing prior courses.

Notes:

  • Manually concluding a course is a course permission. If the Conclude this Course button does not appear in Course Settings, this setting has been restricted for your course. If you are an instructor, contact your admin for assistance.
  • You can unconclude courses if necessary.

Open Account

Open Account

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

Open Courses

Open Courses

In Course Navigation, click the Courses link.

Note: When you open an account, the account defaults to the Courses page.

Find Course

  Find Course 

Use the filter and search options to find the course in the account.

Note: Currently the Courses page includes two different layout options. Depending on the Courses page display, the page may include various filter and search options to find the course in the account.

Open Settings

  Open Settings 

In the search results, click the Settings link for the course.

Conclude This Course

Conclude This Course

To conclude your course, click the Conclude this Course button.

Conclude Course

Conclude Course

Click the Conclude Course button.

View Confirmation

View Confirmation

Verify that the course has been concluded.

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