Most Canvas courses open and close for students on these dates:

Semester Open Close
Fall 2018 Aug. 17, 2018 Jan. 18, 2019
Spring 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 May 31, 2019
Summer 2019 May 17, 2019 Aug. 22, 2019
Fall 2019 Aug. 23, 2019 Jan. 16, 2020
Spring 2020 Jan. 17, 2020 May. 31, 2020
  • Courses usually open the Friday before each semester starts.
  • Courses close a few weeks after each semester ends.
  • Summer is treated as one big semester.
  • Instructors may adjust their course start/end dates, especially in the summer.