Change your course end date

All Canvas courses have an end date which is two years after the course start date. If you would like to prevent students from accessing your Canvas course before that date, in Canvas course settings you'll need to change the Section end date and the Course end date.

1. Log into your course in Canvas.

2. First, begin changing the Section Start date by clicking on Settings.

3. Click on the Sections tab.

4. Click on the name of your course's section.

5. Click Edit Section.

Depending on the width of your screen, the Edit Section button could be on the right side of your screen or could be below the names of all your students.

6. In the Ends field, click the calendar icon and enter the date you would like your course to no longer be available to students. Then, click Done.

7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Update Section.

8. Next, change the Course end date by clicking Settings on the left Course Menu.

9. Click the Course Details tab.

10. In the Ends field, enter the date you would like your course to no longer be available to students and click Done.

11. Scroll down and click Update Course Details.