i was wondering what it means when 2 of my classes are not on the dashboard and what does it mean when my course is not published?
Hi anthony ward and welcome to the Canvas Community! When an instructor is creating a course in Canvas it is unpublished, meaning that students cannot access the course at that time. When the instructor is ready, the course is published so that students can begin and it appears on their dashboard.
If a course does not appear on your dashboard it could mean a couple of things. One of the most common is that the course is still unpublished. You might try contacting your instructor or the Canvas Administrator/IT department at your institution to see if the course isn't published yet. It can also mean that a student isn't registered for the class, which happens at our institution for a brief period after a student adds a class, for example, and before our registration system updates Canvas. It is possible that the course(s) appear in the Courses and "All courses" tab of Canvas and not the dashboard for some reason. I have seen this at our institution a couple of times. This document explains how to add the course to your dashboard if this happens to be the situation, How do I customize my Courses list as a student?
I hope this helps but please let us know if it doesn't!
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