How do I change self-enrollment settings for my course?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
Self-enrollment allows a student to sign up for a course using a secret URL or code. An account administrator determines if self-enrollment is enabled or disabled for the account. If self-enrollment is enabled, an instructor must also enable self-enrollment at the course level to create a self-enrollment course.
This lesson demonstrates how to change self-enrollment options at the course level. Self-enrollment can be enabled for a course whether or not the course is publicly visible.
The steps in this lesson are relevant only if self-enrollment is enabled at the account level.
Set Self-Enrollment Options
Select the Let students self-enroll by sharing with them a secret URL or code checkbox . Choosing this option allows students to self-enroll through a URL link and code. The URL option is available whether or not the course is publicly visible.
If you want to add an enrollment link to the course home page, click the Add a "Join this Course" link to the course home page checkbox .
Note: By default, self-enrollment is not enabled for courses. An instructor must select this checkbox to enable self-enrollment.