I need to give outside reviewers access to concluded courses (soft concluded - by date). I figured I could use the instructions in What do I do if a student has an incomplete grade in an account? and the Instructions for Instructors with Student Grades of Incomplete to just add a new section, then put the reviewers in that section. But the snag is that I'm not moving a pre-existing student to a section, I'm adding a brand new person. And the "+ People" button is greyed out, because the course ended in May. Is there a workaround, or am I stuck having to open the course, add the people to the new section, and then changing the overall course dates back? I also consider a SIS import, but building a csv to do this seems like more work than it's worth.
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Here's my workflow for opening SIS-created courses:
Change Term to Default
Uncheck "Participate between" checkbox under the course dates
Uncheck "Participate between" checkbox in the section dates
Add user in People Tab
Masquerade as user, accept invite (if you fail to do this, and close the course, they won't be able to accept the invite and see the course)
Change Term back to original term
This assumes you have full (or nearly full) admin rights. if you're not the admin, then you'll need to ask your school's Canvas admin to do the above for you.
Thanks, Anthony. Understood.
Since I cannot change the term - I know now that I need the admin rights to do that.
I just had to do this to add a professor that is teaching this in the following semester. I played with the dates, and that had worked in the past, but not this time. So what I did was to create a "shell course" and import the content into that course. Then added the other instructor in the teacher role. Now that professor can import the course into the one for the following semester. This process works if you don't need the student roster.