Canvas Course Cannot be Viewed by Students

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A Canvas course cannot be viewed by a student.


This is possibly due to:

  • the student has not enrolled yet for the course and/or
  • the student has enrolled for the course but has not waited long enough for the course to appear, and/or
  • the course start date is not set (or is backdated), and/or
  • the class has not yet been published by the professor



If you are a student experiencing this issue, check the following:

  • Verify that you are in fact enrolled for the course. If you are not currently registered, you will not see the course in Canvas.
  • If you have just registered for the course, it takes 1 day for the course to appear in Canvas. If you haven't waited that length of time you will not yet see the course in Canvas.
  • Contact the professor teaching the Canvas class. They will likely need to adjust the start date and/or publish the course in Canvas.
If you are faculty teaching the class and are unsure how to check/fix these items:
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Article ID: 156
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