How do I permanently delete 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.

Once you delete a course, the course will be completely removed from your institution's account and will not be viewable by you, prior students, or the account administrator. We do not recommend deleting courses, especially if the course contains content and student data because you may need to access that information a later date.

If you only want to remove the course from Courses & Groups in the Global Navigation, you can change the course end date, or if you have permission, conclude your course instead.

Notes:

  • Before you delete your course, make sure you have a record of your Course ID number. Administrators can restore deleted courses if they know the Course ID number. You can locate your Course ID number at the end of your course URL (i.e. canvas.instructure.com/courses/XXXXXX).
  • Deleting a course is a permission enabled by your admin. You may not have permission to delete your courses.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Delete the Course

Delete the Course

Click the Permanently Delete this Course button.

Note: Deleting a course is a permission enabled by your admin. If you do not see this button, you do not have permission to delete your course.

Delete Course

Delete Course

Click the Delete Course button to permanently delete the course.

Note: Before you delete your course, make sure you have a record of your Course ID number. Administrators can restore deleted courses if they know the Course ID number. You can locate your Course ID number at the end of your course URL (i.e. canvas.instructure.com/courses/XXXXXX).

View Confirmation

View Confirmation

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