Early Access to Your Course

Instructors have discretion on how soon you will be able to see your course in Canvas before the semester begins. If your instructor decides they want you to have early access to the course, you will have limited access until the semester officially starts.

You WILL be able to:

  • Send and receive messages sent through the Inbox (Canvas mail)
  • View the course syllabus page
  • Use the Student Sign-up tool to sign-up for social distancing groups
  • View published announcements
  • See published, available assignments
  • View published pages, files, and modules

Until the first day of the semester, you will NOT be able to:

  • Submit assignments
  • Post to discussion boards
  • Receive notifications of announcements
Unless the instructor sends out an email, you will not be notified that the course has been published prior to the start of the semester. You may periodically check your canvas account to see if the course has become available to you.