Examination rooms will get an end date and be in a read-only state
To make it easier for teachers and students to find active Canvas rooms, a new routine to manage old examination rooms in Canvas will be introduced during spring 2021. The examination rooms will get an end date and they will be deactivated 60 days after the examination date. The rooms will still be visible, but in a read-only state. For example, it will no longer be possible to publish or submit new assignments.
Active course rooms will be easier to find
The routine will be introduced to help teachers and students to find their active course rooms. This is notably relevant for people with several open course rooms. When a course has reached the end date, it will be moved from your active course menu ("dashboard") to "Past enrolments".
Consequences for students
Students will no longer be able to submit assignments, post in discussion threads or use other Canvas functions in the read-only examination rooms. They can still see their assignments, feedback, results and grades.
Consequences for teachers/administrators
Teachers and administrators can still see published and unpublished course content with read-only access. They can also see students submissions, but they can not edit course content or grades.
Teachers can reactivate
If you wish to use an examination room after it has been closed, you can reactivate it under the course settings. Students will be able to be active in the course room again exactly as before.
If you want to read more about it, Canvas has published a guide for how you can change the start- and end date of a course (community.canvaslms.com) . Note: if you follow the guide, select "course" instead of "term" if you want to change the date.
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