How do I change a course name and course code?

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If you have permission from your admin, you can change your course name and course code in your course Settings in Canvas.

The course code is a short name for the course and is displayed at the top of the Course Navigation menu and in course cards in the dashboard.

Notes:

  • Course names and codes may be generated by your institution's student information system (SIS). If these fields are not editable, you cannot change the course name or code.
  • The course code is also known as the reference code or short name.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details

Open Course Details

Click the Course Details tab.

Edit Course Name and Code

Edit Course Name and Code

Edit the course name and code by typing in the name [1] and course code [2] fields. Both fields have a 255 character limit.

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button.

View Changes

View Changes

Your changes will be reflected in the course details.

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