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Routine for old course rooms in Canvas

Course rooms are deactivated 60 days after the course end date and are then still visible but will no longer appear in the Overview. The rooms will be in a read-only state, which means that students will not be able to upload materials and assignments. The purpose of the routine is to make it easier for teachers and students with many course rooms in Canvas to find the relevant rooms.

Course room is set in a read-only state

The course rooms will, just like examination rooms, be deactivated 60 days after the course end date registered in Kopps. 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. 

 On the page Examination room in Canvas  under the heading "Deactivation of examination rooms", you can read more about what applies to examination rooms.

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 course 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Teachers and administrators can still see published and unpublished course content with read-only access.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 course rooms

If you wish to use a course room after it has been closed, you can reactivate it. under the course settings. Go to the course room's Settings. Under the Course Details tab, you can change the end date of the course. Students will then be able to be active in the course room again as before. It can be useful if you as a teacher have a student who will do a (late) submission/completion of the submitted assignment.

Active course rooms will be easier to find

The routine, the same as the one for examination rooms, will be introduced to help teachers and students to find their active course rooms. This routine 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".

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Last changed: Feb 15, 2022