I teach 4 sections of the same class. I cross-listed periods 3,7,8 into section 1. I published section 1. Only my students in section 1 can see the course. None of the students in sections 3,7,8 can see it.
Hi Amy Gustafson - Are all of the students from all sections listed on the section 1 PEOPLE page? If so, what you describe is pretty unusual, since section dates should automatically follow the term dates of the course. I would start by double-checking some of the things outlined in this online lesson: How do I change the start and end dates for a course section as an instructor? There are things that can go wrong with cross-listing, and for that reason many institutions (including my own) do not allow faculty to cross-list on their own. You didn't conclude any of the sections before cross-listing, did you? That may be another issue.
Ultimately, you may very well have to get your local institution's Canvas support folks involved. Any number of a cocktail mix of term dates or section dates could be coming into play here, as well as any integration (or not) of a student information system. Check that document first; check the dates, but then you may need to get some help locally.
I hope this helps a bit, Amy.
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