Hello, I need a way for our students to register for sections (or courses themselves) in Canvas as we do not have this capability in our SIS at this time.
Melissa Dean, I've never used this option at my institution and couldn't find much about it in the guides, but from what I did find I don't think there is a direct way in Canvas to set an enrollment cap per course.
If there is a way hopefully someone will chime in, otherwise, here's a workaround (that is slightly convoluted) that I came up with that you could tweak as needed.
Create a Google Form for each elective - as part of the google form you would need to use something like "Form limiter" to limit the number of responses to the number seats (enrollment) available for the course. You would then have some type of statement saying that the student is aware that they are choosing to take X elective - then have them click an agree box and type their name, student ID, or whatever information you might want to get from them. When they submit the form you can have the response box be the URL or code to sign up for that specific elective and information on how to self-enroll in the course. You would create a new form for each elective. Once you created all your electives, get the URL for each form and put it in an email that you send to students letting them know about their elective options and tell them to pick one from the list below.
Another option is to do pretty much the same thing, but in Survey Monkey. Survey Monkey has a free basic account and would allow you to do the same thing as the Google Form (limit the number of people who submit the form), but maybe a little bit easier (I think it's easier because the limit the number of responses is built in and I find the interface easier to use).
Hope this is helpful and hope even more that there is an easier way to do this!
Hi Melissa Dean...
This would be possible at the Admin level, so you'd need to talk with someone at your school who has Admin rights to Canvas. Here is a Guide on the different options available for students: What user enrollment and registration options are available in Canvas?
Thank you for the information. So, what if we want to have a list of elective options and we want students to be able to choose/register in the elective they want at a specified time up to a certain enrollment cap per course?
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