How do I open my course before class starts so students can view it?
Message was edited by: Chris Hofer
Hello Gioconda Costello...
There are a couple things I can think of that you will want to make sure you do inside of your course so that students can view the contents:
First, you will want to look at the start and end dates that you currently have set in your course. Here is a Canvas Guide on how to change these dates: How do I change the start and end dates for a course?
Second, you will want to make sure that your course is published. Here is a Canvas Guide on how to do that: How do I publish a course?
Finally, I wanted to let you know that I am going to slightly modify your title of this question since you are asking the same basic question in the body of your message. I am also going to tag this question with keywords so that it is easier for people to search for your topic should they have similar questions.
Hope this information is helpful to you!
Hi Ms Jones an Mr. Hofer
I have changed the dates what I am not sure of is if i should click on authorized users only or make it public?
Instructor of Spanish
Department of Communications and Learning
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203
Hi Gioconda Costello...
Here are a couple more Guides that address those settings:
How do I set a Creative Commons license for a course? (see the bottom part of this Guide)
How do I customize visibility options for a course?
In general you're going to only want authorized users (i.e., your students) to see the course. If you click the make it public box then EVERYONE can see your course (not student content, but course content) and most instructors don't want their course that visible/public.
Gioconda, you would need to have your course published and have the start date adjusted to when you want students to have access to your course. The order of what you do first doesn't matter, but both need to be done for students to have access to your course.
The following guides should help:
How do I publish a course?
How do I change the start and end dates for a course?
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