How do I view my courses?

After logging in to Canvas, you can view your current, past, and future enrollment courses in Canvas.

If your Canvas course looks different than shown in this lesson, please reference this version for help.

Access Courses on Dashboard

Access Courses on Dashboard

Open the Courses & Groups tab in Global Navigation [1]. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, click the View all courses link [2].

Note: You can customize your courses that appear in the drop-down menu.

Course Categories

Course Categories

Courses are organized into three categories: My Courses [1], Past Enrollments [2], and Future Enrollments [3].

Your enrollment status is displayed under each course name [4]. Statuses are student, teacher, TA, observer, or designer.

My Courses

My Courses

Active courses have been published by your institution, admin, or instructor and are in progress as part of the current semester or term. They are located under the My Courses heading [1]. Accessible courses are identified by blue text [2]; click a course name to open the course.

Past Enrollments

Past Enrollments

Courses under the Past Enrollments heading [1] are courses that have concluded but are still accessible as a read-only archived course. Prior users can view course material and grades but cannot submit any assignments. Click the course name to view the archived course [2].

Future Enrollments

Future Enrollments

Future Enrollments [3] are courses that have not yet started. These courses appear in gray text [2] until they are accessible. Students cannot access these courses until they are published as an active course and move under the My Courses heading.

Viewing this section is a good way for students to confirm they are enrolled in future courses.

Note: Some institutions may disable the option to view Future Enrollments.

View Course

View your accessible course. Learn how to navigate your Canvas course.

To return to the Dashboard, click the Canvas logo [1].

To return to your course list, click the Courses & Groups link in Global Navigation [2].

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