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How do I enroll in a Catalog course or program listing?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I enroll in a Catalog course or program listing?

In Canvas Catalog, you can enroll in programs and courses from your institution's home page. Selected listings display in your shopping cart, and remain in your cart until you check out.

When you begin check out, Catalog preserves your enrollment spot(s) for ten minutes while you complete the enrollment process. Paid courses and programs require payment as part of the enrollment process. You can also add promotion codes at checkout.

The first time you enroll in a catalog listing with your institution, you must complete your registration before you can begin your courses or programs.

You can view and access your courses in your Student Dashboard.

Notes: 

  • Before you can view your institution's Catalog listings, you may need to log in to Canvas.
  • You can purchase multiple enrollments in one transaction.
  • Depending on how your institution has configured the Catalog course enrollment process, you may be required to complete enrollment fields that are not shown here.

Because payment options vary from institution to institution, the payment process is not documented here. For assistance paying for listings through your institution's payment gateway, please contact your institution's help desk.

Open Catalog

Open Catalog

In a browser window, type your institution's Catalog URL in the address field.

Select Course Listing

Scroll through the course and program listings on the main page to select a course you want to register for. Then, click anywhere on the listing card to view listing details [1].

To search for a specific course or program, enter text in the Search field [1]. You can filter results  in the Categories menu [3], and refine listings in the Refine menu [4].

View Enrollment Options

View Enrollment Options

From the listing's details page, you can enroll in the listing or add the listing to your shopping cart.

To enroll in the course and proceed directly to the checkout, click the Enroll Now button [1].

To add the listing to your cart and continue viewing and adding listings to your cart, click the Add to Cart button [2].

To claim or purchase a block of seats, click the Bulk Enrollment button [3].  

Sign In or Register for Account

Sign In or Register for Account

If you were not prompted to log in when you navigated to the home page, and you already have a Canvas account at your institution, click the Sign in to Enroll link [1].

If you do not have a Canvas account at your institution, register for a new account by completing the new account registration information [2]. Then, click the Register New Account button to submit [3].  

Verify New User Account

Complete New User Registration

If you registered for a new account, you must verify your account to complete your registration and begin the course. Check your registration email address and follow the instructions in the confirmation email to confirm your account.

Manage Cart

When the course has been successfully added to your cart, Catalog displays a Success notification [1], and the shopping cart button displays a badge indicating the number of items currently in the cart [2].

To view items in the cart click the Shopping Cart button [3].

To remove a listing from the cart, click the Delete icon [4]. Alternatively, you can click the Add to Cart button to remove the listing from the cart [5].

To register for the listing, click the Checkout button [6].

Note: The success notification displays even if you click the Enroll Now button. Catalog then automatically navigates to the checkout page.

Checkout

View Checkout

At the top of the Checkout page, Catalog automatically starts a ten-minute timer [1]. To guarantee successful enrollment, you must complete the payment and enrollment process within the ten minute time limit.

Selected listings display in the Checkout menu. To remove a listing from your cart and cancel enrollment, click the Remove icon [2].

If you have a promotion code, enter the code in the Promotion Code field [3], then click the Apply button [4]. If you have more than one promotion code, repeat the process to enter each code individually.

Below the Checkout menu, Catalog displays the subtotal for all listings [5], the total of applied promotional discounts [6], and the total amount due [7].

To end checkout, but leave the listings in the cart, click the Cancel button [8].

To complete the payment and enrollment process, click the Pay and Enroll button [9].

Notes: 

  • If all of your selected listings are free, Catalog displays an Enroll button.
  • Because payment options vary from institution to institution, the payment process is not documented here. For assistance paying for listings through your institution's payment gateway, please contact your institution's help desk.

Manage Expired Checkout

View Expired Check Out Page

If the reservation time expires before you complete the enrollment process, Catalog displays a Time to check out is up notification [1]. Your seats in the selected listings are no longer reserved, but the listings will remain in your cart.

To return to your institution's catalog listings page, click the Return to Catalog button [2].

To return to the checkout page, click the Cart button [3], and then click the Checkout button [4].

View Enrollment Confirmation

View Enrollment Confirmation

When enrollment is complete, Catalog displays a Ready to Begin message.

To view the listings in your Catalog Student Dashboard, click the Go to Courses button [1].

To return to your institution's catalog listings page, click the Return to Catalog button [2].

Notes:

  • If your enrollment failed, the Confirmation page displays a Failed (retry) message.
  • If your enrollment is pending, the Confirmation page displays a Pending message.
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