Canvas courses are created for all academic-graded sections, but using a Canvas course is an instructor’s choice.
If your Canvas course is not published after the first day of classes, check with your instructor to see what resources they will use.

  • 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

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

SemesterOpen (12:01am)Close (11:59pm)
Spring 2021Jan 15, 2021May 31, 2021
Summer 2021May 14, 2021Aug 19, 2021
Fall 2021Aug 20, 2021Jan 13, 2022
Spring 2022Jan 14, 2022May 31, 2022
Summer 2022May 13, 2022Aug 18, 2022