Admin Control to Lock Course Starts and Ends Dates
- Student Access to Canvas Flowchart
- How do I restrict student access to a course before or after the course dates?
- How do I customize visibility options for course content?
- How do I use course settings?
- Terms, Courses, and Section Enrollments
- Start/End dates for courses -scroll down in the page for the PDF by Sarah Phinney
:smileycheck: If you find this documentation confusing VOTE UP now!
If you need more convincing...there's more to read...
2) The only way to remove teacher access is by using Custom Java Script which is NOT supported by Instructure.
This is the response I received:
:smileycheck: If you don't know Java Script VOTE UP now!
If I haven't convinced you to VOTE UP by now, and you made it all the way here at the bottom you deserve to be apart of this Idea. VOTE UP!
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@tamara_becker , we've opened the idea for voting. It is one that has been suggested in the past (for those who would like to view the now-archived idea, please join the Cold Storage group to view https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/13276" modifiedtitle="true" title="Permission Addition to Lock...), but it did not receive robust support during its voting cycle. As time passes, priorities change, so perhaps your newly submitted idea will meet with stronger sentiment in this new round of voting.
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Thanks for the very detailed, informative and entertaining post! I voted up!
I don't really like the fact that when we need something they suggest we do a Java Script to obtain what we need BUT when we need help their response is it's Unsupported and they can't help!!! GRRRRR!
Good luck with this feature request, we too have issues with this.
@tamara_becker , thanks this is quite detailed! These are great use cases!
Speaking of workarounds, in addition to hiding the boxes, we have another issue related to this. The start date gets populated when they choose to adjust dates. And, thanks to an update in the last year or so...even if we hide the dates, the wrong start date will still be there affecting student access - whether the box is checked to restrict_enrollments_to_course_dates or not!
So, I'm working on a script right now that we will run on a schedule. It will:
1. Query Canvas Data for courses with Start and End dates that meet certain criteria (given term, actual academic course and not a training or other resource site)
2. Iterate through the query results and if there is a start or end date, run an api call to update the start and end dates to be blank, and change the restrict_enrollments_to_course_dates to false.
Thanks for posting this!
@Renee_Carney : Are any of the many newly-hired developers going to giving admins a little love?
Maybe give us more control over user behavior and modernize our interface to make it more user-friendly?
Maybe as a gift from the Christmas Panda???
I would add to also include the box at the admin level, so that admins can check the box or uncheck as needed for their institution.
"Students can only participate in the course between these dates."
"but it did not receive robust support during its voting cycle."
Yes because there is not many admins compared to student and faculty users. things like this really need to be looked at instead of dismissed due to the number of votes it receives.
In the 3-20-2021 Release notes, there is an enhancement to the Course availability date on the Course Setting page. While this won't present a huge problem for us because we have not used code to turn this date off for our instructors, I agree with other institutions that there should be a way to turn this off in permissions somewhere. Our institutional policy is that the courses close to all students and faculty at the end of each Term. We control those dates on the TERMS page in Canvas. But it is overridden by instructors continuously even though we ask them not to change these dates in the setting page. Even when they don't click the box below the dates that says:
"Students can only participate in the course between these dates.
When selected, the course is in a read-only state outside these dates."
The dates in the field affect course access for students. Please help us maintain control over the access to these courses without us having to check through the courses to make sure the dates have not been over-ridden.
Hi there, I very much tend to agree that the hierarchy of dates in Canvas is confusing. So confusing that many institutions do have to resort to custom code to maintain a level of control of student access. I support any idea that makes this 'kinder' to admins and support teams, without negatively impacting student access.
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