Provide option to allow students to see courses in Future Courses but not click into them

Idea created by Glen Parker on Jan 5, 2016
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    tl;dr - create a configuration option whereby students can see future enrollments listed in their course drop down menu but not click into those courses in any way

     

     

    As described here What's the expected behavior of the course checkbox "Restrict students from viewing course before start date"?

     

    It's important to note that this introduces a change to the behavior of settings from before the new options.  This change is undesirable for us.  The new settings broke what was for us a working system.

     

    Previously, if I published a course, and checked the box "Users can Participate", students would see their course listed in Future Courses, but could not click to access the course.  This was the desired behavior.

     

    Today, if I publish a course, check the box "Users can Participate", and leave unchecked "Restrict Students" (This is the default given our current settings and procedures), students can now access the course in a read-only mode.

     

    If I instead publish the course, check the box "Users can Participate", and check the box"Restrict Students", the course is removed from the students list of Future Courses.    They cannot see that they are registered for the course.

     

    We want our students to see they are enrolled in Future Courses, it provided a confirmation that they were properly registered for courses and were just waiting for the start of the course to begin.

     

    As it is, there is no longer a way to manipulate the available settings to produce our desired behavior.

     

    Please modify the behavior of the "Restrict Students" checkboxes to not hide the course from Future Courses or Previous Courses.

    Please add a checkbox for those that want it to "Hide Course from students outside Term Dates"

     

       

      Comment from Instructure

     

    February 2016 update

    The Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-02-20)  have an update to the original implementation of this feature.

     

    January 2016 update from Erin Hallmark

    Posted to What's the expected behavior of the course checkbox "Restrict students from viewing course before start date"?