[OPEN] Future temporary enrollments give access to limited section teachers before the start date


Engineers are currently investigating the issue.


When adding a future temporary enrollment to a teacher that shares a course with them but with section limitations enabled, it allows them to see all the users from the other section before the enrollment is active.

Expected Behavior

Instead, future temporary enrollments should be restricted


No workaround exists at this time.

Steps to Reproduce

  • Prerequisite: Temporary Enrollments enabled, an active course with two sections and a teacher and student in each.

  1. Set both the teachers enrollments to be limited to viewing only their section.

  2. Create a temporary enrollment with one of the teachers covering for the other with a start date set in the future.

  3. Act as the teacher with the temporary enrollment and navigate to the people page.

  4. Notice that you can see the students in the section from the temporary enrollment.

Additional Info


Known issues indicate notable behaviors that have been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution. This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.

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