I can't find anything that tells me if there is a maximum limit of students in a single course, or a section.
As far as I know, there is no upper limit on the number of students that can be added to a Canvas course environment. That isn't to say that there are not considerations for managing large enrollment courses - both from an andragogical perspective and also system performance wise.
Cory, if you're using the Canvas 'Free for Teachers' version I'm not sure, but if you're at an Institution that uses Canvas then as far as I know the sky is the limit! We've got a course with over 6,000 enrolled and between 2,000 to 4,000 per section.
Does this help answer your question?
As Kona said, I don't think there is a limit. But I have noticed that if you have a lot of students on one course then it can slow down the loading of certain pages - most notably when viewing the course analytics as a teacher.
Steve made a great point that with this super sized courses it takes FOREVER for certain things to load - like the Gradebook and pretty much all course analytics.
Hi Scott - Would you clarify that this is also true of the Free For Teacher environment? I know someone who'd like to use it for a course with about 400 students, and I know that works fine in our paid environment.
FFT is full production Canvas. We don't put any regulators or limitations in place there that we don't have in regular production. Thanks for asking.
is there a limit on the number of courses can run in FFT account?
Not that I'm aware of. You have to manually create each course. If nobody logs into it for over one year it will be deleted but other than that there are not limitations to how many courses you can have that I know of.
We have sites with 7k of students, and they are fine. The problems only kick in with assignments (too many students) and currently updating 320 sections seems to be an issue
Do you mean that you have a FFT course with more than 7k students or are you referring to an institutional account?
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