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How do I begin a catalog course or program?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I begin a catalog course or program?

You can begin your current in-progress catalog courses and programs from your Student Dashboard. However, you cannot begin a course until the course start date. If your course is part of a program, you may be required to complete one course before beginning another.

Note: If you enroll in a Catalog program, you must begin each course in Catalog. Canvas does not enroll you in a course or display the course in Canvas until you click the Begin Course button for each course requirement in the program.

Open Student Dashboard

Open Student Dashboard

Click the User Menu link [1]. Then click the Student Dashboard option [2]

View In Progress Tab

View In Progress Tab

In the catalog dashboard, view the In Progress tab.

Begin Program

To begin a program, locate the name of the program. In the Requirements list [1], locate the first course and click the Begin Course button [2].

Note: If all courses in the Requirements list include a Begin Course button, you can complete the courses in any order.

Begin Course

To begin a course, locate the name of the course, and depending on the course type, click the Begin Course or Go to Course button.

View Course Dashboard

View your Canvas course dashboard.

Return to Catalog Dashboard

To return to the catalog dashboard, click the Canvas logo.

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