How do I conclude a course at the end of a term?

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.

Concluding a course means that all users in the course will have read-only access to the course. If your institution uses software that automatically concludes enrollments, you do not have to manually end your course since the end date of the course will automatically conclude the course on your behalf. Learn how to change the end date of your course instead.

Once a course is concluded, if you do not want students to view prior course content, you can restrict students from viewing prior courses.

Note: Manually concluding a course is a course permission. If the Conclude this Course button does not appear in Course Settings, this setting has been restricted for your course. If you are an instructor, contact your admin for assistance.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Conclude This Course

Conclude This Course

To conclude your course, click the Conclude this Course button.

Conclude Course

Conclude Course

Click the Conclude Course button.

View Confirmation

View Confirmation

A message will appear at the top of your screen confirming the conclusion of your course.

Note: Admins can unconclude courses if necessary. If you are an instructor, please contact your admin for assistance.