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

Semester Open Close
Fall 2019 Aug. 23, 2019 Jan. 16, 2020
Spring 2020 Jan. 17, 2020 May 31, 2020
Summer 2020 May 15, 2020 Aug. 20, 2020
Fall 2020 Aug. 21, 2020 Jan. 14, 2021
Spring 2021 Jan. 15, 2021 May 31, 2021
  • 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.