What does "inactive" mean under a student's name?
Hi Mike , and Welcome to the Canvas community!
It means that the student cannot participate in the course, and from the students perspective cannot see or get to the course.
This is much preferred setting over removing the student from the course, because if they are put back in all their submissions and grades return with them. You can learn more about this at How do I deactivate an enrollment in a course? \
This is also a very helpful document, Canvas Enrollment Status Comparison.
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